Growing evidence suggests that astigmatism can be acquired, i.e. it may develop due to environmental factors or personal habits such as frequent close-up eye work. It is assumed that such cases of astigmatism are caused by tension in the external eye muscles which “pull” the cornea too much and cause it to curve improperly. This eye exercise for astigmatism is aimed at releasing the tension held in the eye muscles.
If you have been doing other eye exercises, perhaps you are familiar with the Tibetan Eye Exercise Chart. In the following Eye Exercise for Astigmatism you are going to use the Tibetan Eye Exercise Chart to stretch and loosen your eye muscles and thus to relieve the symptoms of astigmatism.
Here is how to perform this eye exercise for astigmatism:
1. Print the Tibetan chart on a standard sheet of paper or draw a similar chart.
2. Take off your eyeglasses or contact lenses and sit comfortably on a chair.
3. Hold the Tibetan chart in front of your face, approximately an inch away. The tip of your nose must be aligned with the chart’s central circle.
4. While inhaling slowly, start tracing the triangles of the 12 o’clock spike of the chart. When you reach the top circle, start exhaling slowly and start tracing the triangles downwards.
5. Do the same for each of the spikes of the chart in clockwise direction.
6. Relax your eyes for a minute. Repeat steps 4 and 5 but in counter-clockwise direction.
7. Remember to inhale while moving your eyes upwards and to exhale while moving your eyes towards the center of the chart.
As mentioned above, the main goal of this eye exercise for astigmatism is to stretch and loosen your eye muscles. That is why you need to relax your eyes very good at step 6. You can do that with the help of Palming Relaxation Technique. Also, if it is difficult to complete the exercise with only one pause for relaxation, stop and relax your eyes as many times as you need.
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