Working long hours? This is what you can do for your eyesight

We know that long hours of work cause a certain strain in the the eyesand in the pandemic, it has become a waking reality for many professionals. If you are someone who spends hours staring at computer screens, you might want to consider taking a break for the sake of your eyes and their health.

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According to Grand Master Akshar, a yoga master, spiritual guru and lifestyle coach, we can adopt a natural attitude way of life which supports our general well-being. We can start by practicing yoga regularly, reducing the time spent on gadgets and digital screens, eating foods that are good for your eyesight, etc.

“You can also practice pranayama, meditation, Surya Sadhna and yoga poses for better eye health. Remember to wear sunglasses every time you go out to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays,” he says.

The expert lists simple ways to avoid eye strain, which are:

· Protect and preserve your eyes by reducing screen time.
· If you end up sitting for long periods at a computer, try to take regular breaks.
· Avoid using dim lighting when reading.
Avoid fluorescent lights as they can also vision deteriorate.

He adds that yoga can help combat these errors by “strengthening your eyesight and improving your vision.”

“Yoga is a holistic practice that contributes to our overall well-being. You can perform physical postures known as asanas, breathing/pranayama techniques, meditation exercises, mudras, etc. It is recommended to practice poses like Hasta Uttanasana, Surya Namaskar and pranayama techniques like Brahmari pranayama,” explains the expert.

Eat a diet rich in vitamin A: Eating fresh fruits and vegetables has been scientifically proven to be good for your eye health. Start eating more green leafy vegetables, lots of carrots, sweet potatoes, and other orange-colored fruits or vegetables that are loaded with beta-carotene.

Surya Namaskar for eye health: Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation should be done early in the morning. This is considered beneficial for the eyes. Early morning sunlight can have a positive impact on your eyesight as well as your overall health. In addition, it also performs the following operations:

* Provides flexibility
* Good for constipation and digestive disorders
* Tones the abdominal pelvic organs
* Balances menstrual cycles
* Stretches and gives strength to the body

Siddha Walk: The process of practicing siddha walking involves tracing the number 8 as you walk from south to north. This must be done for 21 minutes. After completing the required duration of laps, you must reverse the direction for another 21 minutes. It is recommended to practice it early in the morning.

“When you do this regularly for 3 weeks, you will already be able to see the benefits and an improvement in your Vitamin D levels,” says Akshar, adding:

* It regulates blood circulation
* Balances your arterial pressure
* Can cure lifestyle diseases
* Acts as a anti stress
* Removes anxiety, anger and irritability
* Calms the mind

“When you work long hours in front of a computer, it can cause tightness, redness, itchburning and even bound to the eyes infections. This will hamper productivity and cause physical and mental fatigue. Schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor,” he concludes.

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