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Tibetan Exercises for Eye Health


With so much time in front of the computer screens, tablets and TV sets, staring at one spot, our eyes need exercise to remain healthy. The following is an interesting approach towards eye health designed by Tibetan monks. 



Give your body and your EYES the nutrition they need!
For generations, the people of Tibet have used natural methods to correct visual weakness and improve their eyesight. Chief among the methods employed has been the use of certain exercises which have proved useful over long periods of time.

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The figure on this eye chart was designed by Tibetan Lama Monks to give the necessary corrective exercises and stimulation to the muscles and nerves of the optical system. The eye muscles focus similar to a camera shutter. The purpose of these exercises is to strengthen the eye muscles to improve vision. 




A few minutes practice morning and evening will bring immediate effects and over a period of months a most definite improvement will result.

How to Use the Eye Chart

These exercises are to be done without eyeglasses or contacts. Do each movement for 30 seconds while in a sitting position, spine straight and do not move the head side to side. Move only the eyes.
1.) With the palm of each hand cup both closed eyes to relax them.
2.) Move the eyes clockwise around the outer circle of dots
3.) Repeat this movement in a counterclockwise rotation
4.) Move the eyes back and forth between the dots at 2 and 8 o'clock
5.) Repeat this movement back and forth between dots at 4 and 10 o'clock
6.) Blink the eyes briefly and finish therapy with the palming same as exercise #1



Repeat exercises as desired being careful to avoid strain. After beginning therapy wear eyeglasses and contacts as little as possible. In time these crutches will become unnecessary.
The process of repair and the reforming of the curvature of the back of the eye require specific exercise and the increase of the nutrients used only by the eye for its repair and maintenance. Like any other muscle the more exercise the more nutrients are needed.
The nutrients will reverse the loss of light processing and by taking extra selenium remove the deposits of ceroid lypofucsin, rancid vegetable oils, stored as cellular and subcelluar lipids in the form of darkened and discolored spots on the urea.
This type of damage is from the vegetable oils in the polyunsaturated configuration of the oils treated with hydrogen, (Trans fatty acids), causes the rancidity (free radical damage) of cellular fats.



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  1. Some of the intrinsic practices are based on commonsense. Your mortal and mind demands basic practices, including exercise and proper nutrition to survive. Vacillating you do not take care of your body and mind, by ignoring its intrinsic needs, you are one shot causing your mortal harm. You can focus on exercising the mind firstly to build your motivation to commence healing your body.

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