Eye Problems


Eyes are the organs in human body that detect light and convert them to electromagnetic impulses forming imagine on our cornea and enabling us to see. Although we tend to take them for granted, the temporary eye problems we face in everyday life make us more sensitive towards the vital function they play. Fortunately, a large number of these eye problems are momentary and will heal on their own without any medication or treatment. However, a doctor should be consulted for any problem that has complications or persists for longer than a few days.

Following are some of the most common eye problem:- 

  1. Color Blindness
  2. Blepharitis
  3. Macular Degeneration
  4. Glaucoma
  5. Astigmatism
  6. Strabismus
  7. Cataracts
  8. Myopia
  9. Low Vision
  10. Blindness
  11. Presbyopia
  12. Eye Infection/Conjunctivitis/Pinkeye

Yogic cure:-

                 [1] Shatkarma                             {Purificatory techniques}

{a}Jala-neti                            {Nose wash by water}

                             {b}  Kunjal                             {Volitional stomach wash}   

                             {c}  Kapalbhati                     {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}  

                             {d}  Nauli                               {massage to abdominal organs}

                             {e}  Shankhaprakshalana  {Mouth to anus gut wash}

                             {f}  Tratka                              {Eye gazing for focusing}   

[2] Yogasanas                                                  {Posture}

{a} Sarvangasana                                  {Shoulder stand}

{b} Shirshasana                                     {Head-stand}

{c} Dhanurasana                                    {Bow}

{d} Paschimottanasana                        {Posterior strech}

{e} Padmasana                                       {Lotus}

{f} Halasana                                            {Plough}

{g} Shavasana                                        {Corpse}

{h} Tadasana                                          {Palmyra}

{i} Bhujangasana                                 {Cobra}

{j} Matsyasana                                       {Fish}

 {k} Ushtrasana                                      {Camel}

 {l} Sinhasana                                         {Lion}   

 {m} Padhastasana                                 

 {n} Shavasana                                        {Corpse}    

 [3] Pranayama           {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{ a} Nadisodhana

                               {b} Ujjayi                     {Hissing  pranayama}

                               {c} Shitali                    {Beak tongue pranayama}

 [4]Bandhas:-                                                  {Bands}

{a} Tribhandhas

 [5] Mudras:-                                                    {Finger –posture}

{a}  Prana-mudra

{b}  Viparitakarni

 [6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

Further suggestion:-

  • 8 to 10 hours of sleep is a must for keeping eyes healthy and bright.
  • Morning walk on the green wet grass is excellent for eyes.
  • During summers peoples use rubber shoes which is very harmful. It adversely affects the eyesight hence must be avoided.
  • Message of sole using mustard, coconut or sesame oil is good for eyes.
  • Few drops of Rose Water mixed with Amla shall bring relief in various problem of eyes like burning sensation, swelling, pain or irritation.
  • Don’t read or do other close work under dim light or without short breaks. Don’t read in touring buses and trains.
  • Do not stare too tong at anything without blinking the eyes. Take breaks. Give your eyes rest by taking short breaks especially when working at a computer or watching TV.
  • Do not rub the eyes too hard. Instead of rubbing wash them.
  • You can get a lot of benefit if you do a yogic nasal wash with water, i.e. Jal Neti, once or twice a week. After the practice of Neti, put a few drops of almond oil or cow’s ghee in both the nostrils with the help of dropper. There after draw it inside by drawing the breath including inner walls of the eyes, nose and the throat. Apart from the purification of the nasal path, the other attached sensory perceptive organs such as eyes, ears can also be affected in a good manner and their efficiency is increase.


Yogi Yoganand