This set of two exercises is
called Central Fixation and is inherited from yoga. Interestingly, the yoga places these two exercises into DEEP EYE RELAXATION category.
Draw an imaginary horizontal line
between your eyebrows (a mirror and a marker* can really help),
then draw a vertical line up from your nose. If you are good with geometry you
will be able to find the point when these two lines will finally cross each
other. The point of intersection will be slightly above the bridge of your nose.
Then (this is the most difficult part) you have to fix your eyes on this spot
and the most important, try to keep your gaze in that position for a few
seconds. If you succeed you will understand the phrase “broken eyes”. Some
people can even meditate in that condition (I understand, that it is not the
path that you are willing to take right now).
away or later on, but you will notice that when you do this EYE EXERCISE suddenly
all of the objects that are in the peripheral vision zone are seen much more clear with all of the little details on
Right in the beginning of the central eye fixation exercise you will
feel that your eyelids are closing down by themselves. This eye exercise also helps
people that have issues with falling asleep.
If you still did not get scared
and decided to continue eye exercising even after this relaxing procedure you will need to
concentrate your vision on the other important spot – the tip of your nose (in
yoga practice it is called NASAGRA-DRUSHTY)
Always remember about the blinking (another eye relaxation technique!) that lubricate your eyes, cleanse them
and at the same time relax all of the muscles surrounding your eyes. Blinking is extremely important
especially for the people that have to stare at closer objects for a long period of time (computer screens, TV's, etc...).
If you are watching TV, use the commercials for blinking. Or, if you are working on the computer, perform series of blinking
whenever you are waiting on the the next application to come up and then just shift your gaze for a second on the further object.
Your eyes will gladly pay you back.