World Sight Day: Improve Your Eyesight With Tratak Meditation, Explained By Yoga Expert Grandmaster Akshar

Take care of your eyes by giving it a break from the glare of the screens. Know how meditation can maintain your eye-health

Written by: Vani Malik Updated at: 2020-10-08 17:58

The eyes are called the window to the soul and are a supremely important function that supports our existence here. Do not wait until you begin to experience eyesight problems to get yourself tested through eye exams. You can start today and play a proactive role in improving your vision. Otherwise, it may be too late. Our eyes are constantly working. On an everyday basis, there are so many things that surround us, which can be bad for the eyes. Do not sit for long periods of time in front of a computer, we are all guilty of this, and it is something that needs to be addressed.

The chlorine present in swimming pool water is bad for your eyes, as is using dim lighting when reading. Similarly, fluorescent lights can weaken your vision. To combat these mistakes, try closing your eyes for just a few minutes ever so often. Taking regular breaks from the screen is helpful and can protect your eyes from overexertion or fatigue. You should also schedule regular and timely eye exams with your ophthalmologist. Getting an early diagnosis can help problems before they become severe. In fact, most vision defects can be corrected when detected early.

Here’s how meditation can help you improve your vision. Along with this, you can also include the practice of Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation and Surya Bhedi Pranayama into your regular fitness routine.

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Tratak Meditation For Better Eyesight 

Tratak is a meditation technique that builds concentration and memory and also improves eyesight. It requires you to focus on a particular object such as a flame, the moon, and even the sun. This method is very beneficial in curing eye diseases like Cataract, Glaucoma, and other related vision problems. It cures all your eye problems. Tratak is known to increase your will power and calms the mind when it is very restless.

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Tratak on Flame Technique

Ensure that the flame is at eye-level. You should maintain a distance from the flame, which is equal to your height. For example, if the practitioner is 4ft, then he or she will have to sit 4ft from the flame. You can sit in any comfortable posture (preferably Sukhasana or Padmasana). Gaze at the flame and observe the flame tip moving. Try not to blink in this.Face towards East while doing this exercise. 

Food for your eyes

Apart from meditation and yoga, there are various factors that can contribute towards a healthy eyesight. Eating carrots is good for your vision as carrots are rich in vitamin A, an essential nutrient for vision. Other fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, carrots, dark leafy greens, and sweet potatoes can also be very good for your eyes. Also, keep yourself active and in peak physical shape by going for a daily walk. This will help you keep Your Weight in a healthy zone. Avoid exposing your eyes to direct UV rays by wearing sunglasses. Your eyes are extremely sensitive to light and need to be protected from harmful radiation. Switch out caffeine and instead try and drink a glass or two of green tea every day.

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