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5 min

Eye Exercises

Hatha | By Felicia Tomasko on Apr 01 2010
After hours gazing at a screen (phone, television or computer), practices to
relieve eye strain can be beneficial. This five-minute sequence draws from a
vast array of eye exercises that are part of the Yoga tradition. Palming
alternated with gazing techniques to look away and roll the focus through
the points on a clock help to relieve tension in the eyes, face and
forehead. This can be done as a quick work break while seated at a desk.

Description

After hours gazing at a screen (phone, television or computer), practices to
relieve eye strain can be beneficial. This five-minute sequence draws from a
vast array of eye exercises that are part of the Yoga tradition. Palming
alternated with gazing techniques to look away and roll the focus through
the points on a clock help to relieve tension in the eyes, face and
forehead. This can be done as a quick work break while seated at a desk.

Comments

  • Micole Linehan     Jan 7th, 2014
    Love the clock-work! Thanks Felicia.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jan 8th, 2014
      Dear Micole, I'm glad you liked the clock work and I hope you feel the positive after-effects! Remember that you can return to this practice any time that you need to reset your eyes. Thanks for the note and for practicing with me. Namaste, Felicia
  • Hilu E     Nov 28th, 2013
    Yes please for 10 minutes :)
    • Felicia Tomasko     Nov 28th, 2013
      Dear Hilu, I'm glad you enjoyed the five minutes--yes, we'll definitely create a 10-minute eye practice! Much joy, Felicia
  • Rachael Crabb     Apr 30th, 2013
    I love this class! I'd love to see another one - maybe a 10 minute?
    • Felicia Tomasko     Apr 30th, 2013
      Dear Rachael, We all need to exercise our eyes too! Will put a 10 minute eye exercise on the wish list. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you again online. Felicia
  • Tamara Kolda     Jan 2nd, 2013
    Great practice. Thanks.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jan 5th, 2013
      Dear Tamara, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the practice. Eye exercises are completely worthwhile and often forgotten. They can make a big difference in our experience of the world. Thanks for the note and hope to see you again online, Felicia
  • Shona Andrew     Jul 11th, 2012
    The clock exercise is so simple but amazing, you can feel your eyes having an amazing stretch! I love these five minute yoga breaks, more please.
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 11th, 2012
      Dear Shona, the five minute breaks are powerful practices. This is simple with profound effect. I'm glad you noticed something happening as a result of a few minutes exercising the eyes. We'll definitely take into account the request for more five minute breaks! See you again online, Felicia
  • Ginnie Schirmer     May 21st, 2012
    Exactly what I needed!
    • Felicia Tomasko     Jul 11th, 2012
      Ginnie, I understand...sometimes a break like this is exactly what we need. I spend long hours at a computer, so this type of practice is crucial. Glad you enjoyed it.
  • Felicia Tomasko     Oct 11th, 2010
    @Mira
    Glad you found it refreshing. This is a practice that has definitely helped me after long hours at the computer!
  • Felicia Tomasko     Oct 11th, 2010
    @Joel--glad you enjoyed this. try practicing it throughout the day as needed.
  • Mira Clark     Oct 11th, 2010
    that was wonderfully refreshing - thank you!
  • Joel Benjamin     Sep 28th, 2010
    wonderful lesson! Thank you!
  • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 26th, 2010
    Thanks Coco! It's a helpful practice for reducing eye strain, glad you found it soothing.
  • coco      Sep 26th, 2010
    wow,soothing and toning,,,thanx
  • Felicia Tomasko     Sep 14th, 2010
    Elena, This is one of my favorite practices ever! Glad you found it helpful. Let me know when you practice palming and the eye exercises and how they are working for you.
  • Elena Dielle     Sep 11th, 2010
    thank you, very informative*