Effective Baba Ramdev Yoga Exercises For Eyes


Baba Ramdev Yoga

Baba Ramdev is an Indian yoga guru who popularized the concept of yoga across India and a few other foreign countries through television and yoga camps. His yoga stresses on Pranayama and a set of yoga poses that treat certain ailments in the body. Now, let’s check some of them related to the eyes.

1.       Eye- Rotation- Up and Down

To do the up and down eye rotation, sit on the floor with legs stretched out. Keep your back and head erect. Place both your hands on the respective knees.Close your right fist and place it on your right knee with the thumb facing upwards. Keep your gaze fixed on any object in front of you. Now, breathe out deeply and take your gaze upwards, keeping your head fixed. Breathe in and get back your gaze to the object. Do the same from lower gaze to upper gaze. Repeat the same procedure with the left fist on your left thigh. Close your eyes for 15 seconds before repeating the exercise. Do the exercise 10 times.

2.       Eye-Rotation- Sideways

Benefits: Side movement of eyeballs is good for people with myopia and hypermetropia.

Procedure: To do sideway rotation, sit down in Padmasana keeping your head and back erect. Stretch your arms forward with your fists clasped and closed and thumbs facing upwards, replicating the Linga mudra. Keep your gaze fixed on the thumbs. Bring the clasped fists closer to your eyes, placing them in between your eyebrows. Move the fists to the right, with your eyeballs following the path. The head should remain straight while doing so. Bring the fists back to in between the eyebrows with your eyes following back. Repeat the same on the left side. Repeat the entire procedure ten times, closing your eyes for 10 seconds after every repetition.

3.       Eye-Rotation- Clockwise and Anti-Clockwise

Benefits: Clockwise and Anti-clockwise rotations relax the eyes and safeguard them from any diseases and disorders. This exercise is ideal for those who spend long hours in front of the computer.

Procedure: To do this rotation, sit down in Padmasana with your head and spine erect and hands resting on your knees in yoga mudra. Lift the right fist with thumb facing upwards. Keep your elbow straight while doing so. Focus your eyes on the thumb, keeping your head straight. Move your thumb clockwise with your gaze following it. Repeat this five times and do the same anti-clockwise for another five times. Repeat the entire process by shifting your gaze towards the left thumb.

4.       Palming

Benefits: Palming is warming up your eyes for better circulation. It is a quick and easy way to relax your eyes. It improves blood circulation and keeps tiredness and puffiness at bay.

Procedure: To do Palming, sit in a comfortable position. Rub your palms against each other, vigorously until you can feel the heat radiating from them. Place the palms over your closed eyes and feel the warmth spreading.

5.       Bhastrika Pranayam

Benefits: Bhastrika Pranayam boosts blood circulation to the head and improves vision. It also refreshes your physical and mental being.

Procedure: Sit down in Padmasana with your spine erect. Using your right thumb, close your right nostril. Inhale and exhale forcefully and quickly through your left nostril. Do this about 20 times. You can feel your abdominal walls bellowing while doing the exercise. Make your last breath, long and profound. Now, repeat the same process on your right nostril with the left thumb closing the left nostril. Finishing the exercise on both the nostrils makes for one bhastrika. Relax for about 30 seconds and repeat the entire process again. Do it for about 10 minutes.

6.      . Kapalbhati Pranayama

Benefits: Cleanse your lungs and improve your circulation for a better vision with this skull shining breathing exercise. This is a very powerful exercise that ensures you a flatter tummy, better vision, lustrous hair, and much more. The inhalation is almost nil while exhalations are powerful and in rapid succession.

Procedure: Sit in a comfortable position. It could be Padmasana, Sukhasana, or Vajrasana. You can allow yourself to be supported by a wall, if you have back pain, as this breathing exercise is a powerful one and beginners could find themselves subjected to back ache.Close your eyes and keep your hands in yoga mudra.Focusing on your lower abdomen, make a quick inhalation followed by powerful and quick exhalations, [about 8 to 10 per inhale-exhale cycle for 1 to 2 seconds], to start with. A beginner can keep her hand on the belly as she might find it difficult to concentrate during the initial repetitions.Increase the number of cycles slowly. With regular practice, you can reach up to 100 counts.

7.       Anuloma – Viloma Pranayama

Benefits: This is the easiest of the pranayamas and is also known as the alternate nostril breathing exercise.

Procedure: Sitting in Padmasana or Sukhasana, stretch out your hands, resting the palms on your knees in yoga mudra.Lift your right hand in Pranayama mudra.Using the thumb, close the right nostril.Take a deep inhalation with the left nostril.Closing the left nostril, allow exhalation through the right nostril.Now, inhale through the right nostril and allow exhalation via left nostril.This completes one round of Anuloma – Viloma Pranayama.Repeat for 10 to 15 times to start with, increasing to 50 to 75 times, gradually.

8.       Shavasana

Benefits: You should allow your body to relax after any workout session and the Corpse Pose is the ideal asana.

Procedure: Lie down in supine position.Keep your feet together or stretched out, as per your comfort level.Allow your hands to rest on either side of the body, palms facing the ground.Close your eyes.Inhale and exhale deeply, allowing your body to relax completely.

Practicing the above mentioned Ramdev Baba Yoga for eyesight is guaranteed to offer you good results. Nevertheless, you should incorporate a good diet with the adequate amount of rest in your life so that the results could be reaped in a better manner!