Improve Your Vision With These Yoga Asanas


New Delhi: Living in front of our digital screens for a large part of the day and even night has caused much strain on the eyes. Your eyesight is one of your most important senses. This is why it is important that you take all possible measures to protect your eyes. Let’s learn some yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to keep your eyes healthy.

Chakrasana (Wheel pose)

How to do it:

  1. Lie down on your back.
  2. Fold your legs at your knees and ensure that your feet are placed firmly on the floor.
  3. Bend your arms at the elbows with your palms facing the sky. Rotate your arms at the shoulders and place your palms on the floor on either side beside your head.
  4. Inhale, put pressure on your palms and legs and lift your entire body up to form an arch.
  5. Look back and relax your neck as you allow your head to fall gently behind.
  6. Your body weight should be evenly distributed between your four limbs.


How to do it:

  1. Lie down on your back.
  2. Place your palms on the floor beside your body.
  3. Using your abdominal muscles, lift your legs up 90 degrees.
  4. Press your palms firmly onto the floor and allow your legs to fall back behind your head.
  5. Allow your middle and lower back to lift off the floor to enable your toes to touch the floor behind. Try to bring your chest as close to your chin as possible.
  6. The palms can remain flat on the floor but one may bend the arms at the elbow and support the back with the palms as per their level of comfort.
  7. Hold the asana for a while.

Bakasana (Crane pose)

How to do it:

  1. Begin with Samasthithi.
  2. Lean forward and place your palms flat in front of your feet but slightly away from them.
  3. Your fingers should point forward and they should be spread apart.
  4. Keep your elbows straight and place your knees as close to the armpits as you can.
  5. Lean forward in such a way that all your body weight shifts to your arms.
  6. Find your balance and slowly lift both your feet off the ground. Bring your feet together.
  7. Straighten your arms as much as possible.
  8. Focus at a point and hold this asana for a while.


How to do it:

  1. Begin by lying down on your back.
  2. Place your arms beside your body.
  3. Gently lift your legs off the floor and position them perpendicular to the floor with feet facing the sky.
  4. Slowly lift your pelvis and back off the floor.
  5. Bring your forearms off the floor and place your palms on your back for support.
  6. Try to achieve a straight line between your shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs and feet.
  7. Try to touch your chin with your chest and focus your gaze towards your feet.

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