Every day we read and see a lot of information. This puts almost constant tension on our eyes. That’s why they get tired! Many vision problems arise precisely from the act of overstraining like dry eyes, redness, and blurred vision. But sometimes your eyes need a rest and eye exercises can help this.
Bright Side wants to share 11 simple eye relaxation exercises with you that don’t take much time at all.
Blink quickly and slightly for 2 minutes. It improves blood circulation.
2. Dot on the glass
Draw a dot on the window. Select a distant object outside the window. For a few seconds, look into the distance then transfer your eyes to the dot. Repeat 5 times.
3. Big eyes
Sit up straight. Close your eyes tightly for 5 seconds, then open them wide. Repeat this 8-10 times. This exercise strengthens the eyelid muscles, improves blood circulation, and helps to relax the muscles of the eyes.
4. Warm palms
Close your eyes for a few minutes and imagine something pleasant to relax. Then rub the palms of your hands until they become warm. Cover your eyes with your hands. After a minute, open your eyes.
With your fingers, gently press the upper eyelids. After 1-2 seconds, remove your fingers from the eyelids. Repeat 3 times. Such a massage can improve the circulation of intraocular fluid.
6. Contrast shower
Rinse your eyes twice a day. In the morning, do it with warm water, then cold. In the evening, do it in the reverse order, first with cold water, then with warm.
7. Eyes on the nail
Extend your hand in front of you, put your thumb up and look at your thumb nail. Slowly bring your hand to your nose and take it away again. Repeat this 10 times.
8. Blind man’s bluff
Hold your eyelids closed tight for 5 seconds. Then open your eyes sharply. Repeat 10 times.
Slowly rotate the pupils in a circle: 4 turns clockwise and 4 turns counterclockwise.
Slowly move your eyes from left to right and from right to left. Repeat this 6 times.
11. Infinity symbol
Move your eyes, repeating the pattern of the infinity sign. Start at the center. Repeat 3 times.
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Illustrated by Oleg Guta for Bright Side