Which Yoga is Good for Eyes?

Which Yoga is Good for Eyes? There is no doubt that yoga has health benefits for the body. However, many do not know how yoga can benefit the eyes too. With standard poses that improve eye health and specific moves for the eyes, yoga can help you enjoy better eye health. 

In the past, children would play in the sand,  (Join our yoga school in Rishikesh)stones, and other activities during their leisure time, but now all children spend more time watching TV, using a mobile device, laptop, playing games, or listening to an iPod. All this can cause more vision problems in children at an early age. If taking adults, they also the majority of their time spent on their cellular phone, TV, tablet or laptop, not in their leisure time, but now that this technology has become so essential to modern life, it causes more stress to the eyes. The good news is that simple yoga exercises can rejuvenate the eyes.

Several yoga exercises aim to improve the function of specific organs in the body, including digitally strained eyes. Through a series of eye exercises, yoga helps to improve eye functioning and to resolve various eye-related problems such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness. Yoga for the eyes helps to improve myopia and hypermetropia, two disorders related to defects in the eye muscles.

We have compiled a list of simple yoga asanas, pranayama, and exercises to enhance your eyesight here.

Yoga for Eyes

The regular practice of yoga eye exercises aids in relaxing our eyesight and facilitating the normal functioning of our eyes. So, here is the list of some simple yoga eye exercises that help your eyes are as follows:

  1. Halasana (Plough Pose)
  2. Balasana (Child’s Pose)
  3. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  4. Bhastrika Pranayama
  5. Bharmari pranayama
  6. Palming 
  7. Blinking
  8. Eye Rolling
  9. Up down movement
  10. Focus Switching
  11. Tratak Meditation

Now, move to steps on how to perform (Join our yoga teacher training in Rishikesh) these simple yoga asanas correctly are as follows:

  1. Halasana
  1. Lie down with your back on a yoga mat.
  2. Lift your middle and lower back and drop your toes on the floor behind.
  3. Try to bring your chest as close to your chin as possible.
  4. The palms can remain flat on the floor but you can bend the arms and support the back with the palms.
  1. Balasana
  1. Sit on your heels on a yoga mat.
  2. Either keep your knees together.
  3. Slowly, bend forward by lowering your forehead to touch the floor, exhaling as you do so.
  4. Keep your arms towards the front of the yoga mat, palms touch each other form Namaste.
  5. Now, gently press your chest on the thighs.
  6. Hold the position for up to 3 minutes then raise with exhalation.
  1. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  1. Kneel on the yoga mat with your hands on your hips.
  2. Now, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet to straighten your arms.
  3. Do not strain your neck but keep it in a neutral position.
  4. Hold this position up to 3-5 min.
  5. Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose.
  1. Bhastrika Pranayama
  1. Sit in any comfortable meditation pose.
  2. Straighten your back and close your eyes.
  3. Place your palms on your knees facing up.
  4. Inhale and fill your lungs with air.
  5. Now, exhale completely.
  6. Repeat Bhastrika pranayama up to 10 breaths.

NOTE: Inhalation and exhalation should be taken same time.

  1. Bharmari Pranayama
  1. Cross your legs and sit down.
  2. Your fingers should be lightly pressed against your eyes and ears to close them.
  3. Place your index fingers between your eyebrows, ring, and little fingers at the base of each nostril.
  4. As you inhale through the nose, hold it for 2-3 seconds before slowly exhaling as you produce a humming sound. (Join our 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh) Your mouth should be closed.
  5. Repeat Bharmari pranayama up to 5 times.

NOTE: Pay attention to the center of your eyebrows while doing Bharmari pranayama.

  1. Palming 
  1. Sit up with closed eyes.
  2. Focus on taking deep breaths so that you can relax.
  3. Rub your hands vigorously until they become warm and place them over your eyelids.
  4. Enjoy the warmth of your palms transferring onto your eyes and calming the muscles around your eyes.
  5. As long as the heat from the hands has been absorbed by the eyes, remain in this position.
  6. Remain the eyes closed, lower the hands.
  7. Repeat the palming up to 3 times.
  1. Blinking
  1. Sit comfortably with open eyes.
  2. Blink very quickly for 10 times.
  3. Close your eyes and focus on your breath for 20 seconds.
  4. Repeat Blinking up to 5 times.
  1. Eye Rolling
  1. Sit up straight with your spine straight.
  2. Put your hands on your lap.
  3. Rotate your eyes in a clockwise direction.
  4. Don’t rush, make sure you cover all the corners.
  5. Take one minute to do this, then turn anti-clockwise.
  6. Do eye-rolling for up to 5 minutes.

NOTE: Do not move your head.

  1. Up down movement
  1. Stand straight on a yoga mat.
  2. You should first look up at the ceiling, then look down at the floor, and then back up again.
  3. Without blinking, repeat it 10 times.
  4. After that, close your eyes and press your palms gently against them.
  1. Tratak Meditation
  1. Light the candle and place it at eye level, make sure it doesn’t flicker.
  2. Sit comfortably with a straight back and hands on the knees in a meditative position.
  3. Now, relax your body by breathing slowly.
  4. Initially close your eyes, and then slowly open them
  5. Start gazing at the (Join our 300 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh) center of the candle flame, just above the wick(बाती). 
  6. Maintain your focus without blinking your eyes as long as possible, then close them if necessary.
  7. When the eyes are closed, focus your gaze on the center of the eyebrows.
  8. After 5 sec. Repeat Tartak kriya for 5-10 minutes.

NOTE: When the mind wanders, focus on the breath, imagining the breath flowing in and out of the eyebrow.


Practicing yoga techniques regularly for a few months can help to ease various disorders associated with the eye muscles, including myopia and hypermetropia.

Can yoga improve eyesight?

The practice of eye yoga is believed to improve vision, relieve dry eyes, and reduce eye strain. However, eye yoga cannot correct conditions like astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.

Which eye vision is the best?

20/20 eye vision is considered best or perfect because no aid is required to see better, but people can see better than 20/20 vision. Many young people can read smaller letters than 20/20.

Yoga for eyes to remove glasses?

Yoga for eyes to remove glasses, perform the following exercises: palming, blinking, viewing sideways, viewing up and down, focusing on the nose tip, and viewing near and far away.

How can I improve blurred vision?

You can improve blurry vision by lubricating your eyes, improving the air quality, taking vitamin A, relaxing your muscles, and using corrective eyewear in conjunction with yoga for eyes and exercises for eyesight.

Can yoga reduce eye pressure?

Yes, yoga reduces eye pressure. Yoga-based Tratak kriya causes contraction and relaxation of ciliary muscles, resulting in an increased outflow of aqueous humor. This lowers IOP(eye pressure range) in patients with glaucoma.

What is Tratak Kriya?

Tratak kriya is a meditation technique that improves concentration and memory, as well as eyesight, as you focus on a specific object, such as a flame or the sun. WithTratak, you will be able to cure eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and other conditions related to vision. You will be able to live a life full of rich and vivid experiences with good vision.

How can I check my eyesight 6-6 at home?

You can check your eyesight 6-6 at home by the following steps:

  1. You can print or buy a vision chart.
  2. Put the chart up on the wall nearby the light. 
  3. Place your chair ten feet away from the chart.
  4. cover one of your eyes.
  5. Light on the vision chart.
  6. Now, read each line of the chart.
  7. Repeat the process with your other eye.

What are the symptoms of high eye pressure?

The symptoms of high eye pressure are as:

  • Eye redness.
  • Severe headache.
  • Eye pain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • A halo encircles lights.

How do I rest your eyes?

You can give rest for your eyes by following ways:

  • Palming- when palm you can breathe in and out deeply.
  • Meditation- a few minutes (Join our 500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh) of meditation during palming will help you relax even more. 
  • You should palm for five minutes throughout the day.

Why do my eyes look dull and tired?

There are the following reasons for eyes looking dull and tired are as follows:

  • Stress, 
  • lack of sleep, 
  • unhealthy lifestyle habits, 
  • prolong staring at digital devices, 
  • hormonal changes, 
  • diet. 

How do you relax tired eyes?

You can relax your tired eyes by following ways:

  1. Take frequent breaks while working on digital devices.
  2. Keep glare to a minimum
  3. Lighting should be adequate
  4. Make sure your display settings are correct
  5. Apply lubricating eye drops 
  6. Applying a warm washcloth to tired eyes.

How do you strengthen weak eye muscles?

Listed below are some simple exercises that can strengthen your eye muscles:

  1. The Palm Exercise
  2. The Blinking Exercise
  3. The Roll your Eyes Exercise
  4. The Hot and Cold Compresses
  5. The Focus Shifting Exercise

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