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I Care About Your Eye Care

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I Care About Your Eye Care

By Katta Mapes, Your Psycho-Spiritual Guide and Xplorer

In today's digital age, it is becoming increasingly common for individuals to spend countless hours staring at screens, whether it be for work, entertainment, or social media. While these devices offer convenience and facilitate modern life, they also put significant strain on our eyes. Just like any other part of our body, our eyes need exercise and proper rest to maintain optimal health. While you may close your eyes in meditation or silent sitting it’s important to exercise and to rest your weary eyes. So as you read this blog and others on our site be sure to care for your eyes so that you can keep reading.

Exercising Your Eyes

Firstly, let's discuss why exercising your eyes is crucial. Similar to how we engage in physical exercise to keep our bodies fit, our eyes also require regular workouts. Eye exercises can help strengthen the eye muscles, reduce eye strain, improve focus, and even prevent conditions like eye fatigue and dryness. These exercises are straightforward and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

One essential eye exercise is the 20-20-20 rule. According to this rule, for every 20 minutes you spend staring at a screen, you should take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on an object approximately 20 feet away. By doing this, you provide your eyes with a moment of relaxation and a chance to refocus, preventing eye strain and fatigue.

Another beneficial exercise is called palming. Simply sit comfortably, rub your hands together to generate warmth, and then gently place your warm palms over your eyes. Ensure that no light passes through and relax your eyes behind the darkness for a few minutes. Palming helps to soothe and rejuvenate tired eyes and provides a refreshing break from continuous screen time.

Resting Your Eyes

Now, let's delve into the importance of resting your eyes. Just like the rest of your body, your eyes need adequate rest to function optimally. Lack of proper rest can lead to eye fatigue, dryness, blurry vision, headaches, and other discomforts. Therefore, incorporating regular eye rest into your routine is crucial.

One effective method for resting your eyes is using eye pillows. These small, soft pillows are usually filled with soothing materials such as flaxseeds and lavender, and their gentle weight provides a gentle compression around the eyes, promoting relaxation. Eye pillows can help relieve tension, reduce puffiness, and calm your mind, making them an excellent aid for both relaxation and sleep.

To use an eye pillow, simply lie down, place it gently over your closed eyes, and allow yourself to indulge in a moment of pure relaxation. The soft pressure and comforting aroma of the eye pillow encourage your eyes to let go of any tension and stress, rejuvenating your entire being. Eye pillows can be used during meditation, before bedtime, or whenever your eyes need a well-deserved break.

In addition to using eye pillows, creating a conducive environment for eye rest is essential. Ensure that your workspace or living area is well-lit but not overly bright, maintain proper posture, and position your screen at eye level to minimize strain. Taking frequent breaks and practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, can also contribute to giving your eyes the rest they need. Your eyes will thank you for it.

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"The eye is the jewel of the body" – Henry David Thoreau

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