Ayurveda For Improving Eyesight

There are various methods in Ayurveda to improve eyesight. If proper care for eye is not take, it can result into various eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration and cataracts, which is a leading cause of blindness in the world.

The Ayurvedic name for defective eyesight is ‘Drishti Dosha’. Alochaka Pitta is responsible for maintaining eyesight and it weakens with age. Proper caring for the eyes is one preventative measure that helps.
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Causes of Defective Eyesite: –
Prolonged constipation and nervous debility can cause Drishti dosha. Common cold can also lead to eyesight defects.Stress , Diabetes, Excessive smoking, alcohol intake,caffienated drinks are also responsible for defective eyesight .

 

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Ayurvedic Diet for improving Eyesight:
– Consuming good amount of apple and grapes helps in improving your eyesight.
– Carrots have good quantity of vitamin A which proves to be one of the useful natural treatment for enhancing your eyesight.
– Cucumber juice does wonders for your eyesight as it tries to improve it immensely.
– Addition of spinach in your diet is beneficial.It purifies your blood, increases the hemoglobin and improves your eyesight.
– Turnip, fresh milk, cheese, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, soya beans, green peas, oranges and dates are good source of vitamin A include them in your diet.
– Almond is ideal for eyes; it strengthens the vision, and calm mental stress. Take 1-2 t. a day with warm milk or sweet orange juice.
– You can mix some cardamom seeds with 1 tablespoon of honey. Eat daily.
– Consuming blueberry juice also considered to be very useful for your eyes.

Ayurvedic Herbs for improving Eyesight:

 

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Amla – Extract the juice of fresh amla and drink 20 ml twice daily.
Asparagus – Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered asparagus in half teaspoon of honey. Take the mixture twice daily with warm cow’s milk.
Bhringraj – When Bhringraj herb or amla herb oil or paste is applied over eyes, they help in improving eye vision.
Black pepper- Black pepper powder should be mixed with honey o improve eyesight.
Ghee – Rub a small amount of ghee on soles of the feet to improve eye vision.
Garlic – The juice extracted from fresh garlic is used for regaining lost eyesight.
Rose petals – Freshly extracted juice of properly cleaned rose petals, which can be used both internally and externally for improving eye vision.
Liquorice – Take approximately half to 1 teaspoon of liquorice powder with cow’s milk twice daily. This powder can also be mixed with ghee or honey.
Triphala – Triphala is an important medicine for eye health, especially blurred vision or to prevent the development of cataract.

Exercises for Eyesight Improvement:

 

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— Close both the eyes very tightly by shutting the lids firmly. Open them suddenly which allows you to feel the stretch. Once open arch your brows and stretch your face. Repeat this several times a day.
— Look as far as possible and inhale then look down as far as possible and exhale. Blink your eyes more than dozen times. Do the same procedure by turning to your left and right then diagonally up to left, down to right, up to right and down to left followed by rapid blinking.
— Rotate your eyes in all the directions. Slowly and steadily concentrate one eye at a time. Do this exercise more than dozen times and try doing this with your eyes shut.
— By using palming which can be stated as a revised version of the thousand-year-old yoga tradition known was Hatha Yoga. It relieves strain and stress from your mind and eyes which needs the required break. For this you have to warm your hands by rubbing them together vigorously. Once it’s warm cover the eye without touching the eyelids. This relaxes the nerves and helps in blood circulation.
— You can also try sunning which means to use sun’s light for your eyes. Move your head from side to side for the heat to benefit the eyes. After a while try stretching the eyes to allow more sunlight to your eyes. Directly looking at the sun is never good. It is great method to reduce light sensitivity.
— Perform Netra Basti which is bathing your eyes with clarified butter to reduce eye strain and to improve eyesight.

Stress Management at Office: Tips for relaxation

Right Posture Failure to adopt proper posture while in neutral standing or sitting end up in problem. Sit straight and tall at the edge of your chair.
Lunch Break Stress Exercises Yawning during working hours is the symptom to identify your stress level. You may fall asleep with the increasing level of stress.
Do few exercises before taking your lunch like:
Eye Exercise
You need rest to eyes for few seconds atleast twice during the course of your days work. Continuous concentration on one particular point or object, improper of over lighting and stress may harm the eyes.
1. Sit or stand straight 2. Without moving your body and neck, inhale and look up the ceiling. Hold it for few seconds 3. Exhale and gradually drop the sight down to look the floor 4. Similarly do it on side ways 5. Rotate your eyes slowly and steadily both clock wise and anti clock wise 6. Blink the eyes several times and close it to relax
Neck Relaxation Improper standing/sitting or continuous standing/sitting in one particular posture may lead to terrible aching, stress and end up in spondylitis. Relieve such things with Neck Relaxation techniques.
1. Keep the body straight, put your hands on waist and lower the neck ie touch your cheek on the upper part of chest 2. Hold for few seconds and take few breath at this position 3. Lift back the neck 4. Similarly do it on the reverse side 5. Then, touch your right shoulder with right ear, hold for few seconds and take few breath 6. Do the same on left side 7. Then, rotate your neck slowly and steadily clock wise few times and come back to neutral position and take few breath 8. Do it on the reverse side
Shoulder Exercise 1. Keep your hands on the waist and rotate your hands at shoulder level slowly clockwise and anti clockwise for few times 2. While inhaling stretch your hands so that it touch your ears. While exhaling bring back your hands to the side
Breathing Exercise Pranayama, the breathing exercise, may rejuvenate you, to carry on your work with extra energy.
1. Put your right thumb on your right nostril 2. Deeply inhale air using your left nostril 3. Close your left nostril with your right index finger and hold breath for few seconds 4. Exhale through left nostril 5. Do it similarly with left nostril closing right nostril 6. Now inhale through left nostril, hold breath and exhale through right nostril and do the other way 7. Practice few times
Yoga and Life Style Yoga is a traditional and cultural science of India, which preaches ideal life style and maintenance of health. It literally means unity with divine consciousness. Yoga brings about suitable changes in the behavioral pattern and the attitude of a person.
Asanas (Active Stretching) Traditionally Asana means a “sitting condition”, or “position”. There are three basic human postures like standing or sitting or lying postures. Though “posture” does not convey the full meaning of Asana, it is often referred alternatively. An Asana is an attitude, which is psycho-physiological in nature and cultures body and mind.
Types of Asanas  Cultural or Corrective Asanas Meant for reconditioning the body and mind so as to bring about stability, peace and a sense of well-being. Most of them work on abdominal part. Maximum numbers of Asanas are included in three sub groups
 A – Asanas working on Spinal Column  B – Asanas working on Interoceptros  Proprioceptors – Skeletal Muscles  Visceroreceptors – Visceral organs subjected to  pressure changes through intra- abdominal cavity  C – Asanas working on Vestibular Organs
Relaxative Asanas They work at the chitta (subtle aspect of consciousness) level that eliminate the physical and mental tensions. They are practiced in supine and prone position of the body respectively. Shavasana and Makarasana are two important relaxative asanas.
Meditative Asanas These asanas provide a comfortable and stable position of the body to make the mind more and more steady for the process of meditation. Padmasana, Sidhhasana and Swastikasana are few relaxative asanas.  
Stress Management through Promotion of Mental Health

  • M – Money Management, Minimize needs, Meditation
  • E – Earnest Expectations, Enjoy the work you do
  • N – Avoid Negative thinking
  • T – Try to be happy Today
  • A – Accept and Adopt Reality
  • L – Avoid Loneliness
  • H – Develop good Hobbies
  • E – Live in good Environment. Express yourself clearly
  • A – Be Active and have positive Attitude
  • L – Try to Learn more and Manage Life
  • T – Have realistic Targets and Tackle one at a time
  • H – Maintain Healthy life style