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Get relief from dry, tired eyes with these 3 easy-steps!

Did you know that out of all the senses, vision has been the most studied and that 70% of all the sensory receptors are found in the eyes!

The lacrimal glands located above the lateral end of each eye, continually release tears (diluted salt solution) onto the anterior surface of the eyeball through several small ducts.

The tears flush across the eyeball through various canals, sacs and finally into the nasolacrimal duct, which empties into the nasal cavity.

Tears are necessary as they contain antibodies and enzymes that destroy bacteria thus cleansing and protecting the eye surface as it moistens and lubricates it.

Excessively dry or teary eyes are among the most common of eye disturbances.

Dry eyes can feel uncomfortable and may become red, irritated and even infected due to production of less tears which eliminate bacteria and dust particles.

Although it can occur at any age, older adults and menopausal women may be more susceptible due to their changing hormones.

CAUSES:

  • Overuse of eye muscles; mental strain
  • poor air & light conditions
  • television, computer screens, cell phone
  • Allergies

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nutrients from our diet. Therefore they’re affected by conditions affecting the body as a whole; we know that diseases like diabetes and kidney disease have an effect on the eyes

Often dry eye syndrome can be linked to an essential fatty acid deficiency which makes those suffering with rheumatoid arthritis more predisposed to this condition.

Vitamin A is required for tear production and important for maintaining mucous membranes, low levels may be a cause.

  • Strengthen eye muscles: Face yoga has some powerful eye poses that not only can strengthen the eyes but improve the overall appearance of them.
  • Choose preservative-free eye drops: or try a homeopathic eye drop, avoid products that claim to “get the red out” as they contain vasoconstrictors that further dry out eyes especially in long-term use

Give this 3 easy-step-process a try and be on your way to more beautiful, stronger, toned peeps:

#1. Blinking: Blinking is considered an unconscious and effortless process. When under stress our tendency is to fall into a kind of myopic stare, straining the eyes unnecessarily. Blinking helps keep the eyes moist and tension-free, and increases circulation in the eyes.

This is a very simple yet effective way of breaking up strain. Begin to cultivate the habit of blinking frequently and regularly, thus preventing strain. Train your eyes to blink once or twice every ten seconds without effort.

#2. Palming: Palming, which was originally invented by Tibetan yogis, is done in darkness with the palms cupping the eyes. Palming soothes the optic nerve, which is often irritated.

Get yourself as relaxed as possible sitting in a comfortable position. Relax your back and shoulders, rub your hands together vigorously to warm them, then close the eyes and place your palms over them. Don't press the eyes themselves and don't lean on the cheekbones.

The point is to have the eyes closed and as relaxed as possible and covered with the palms of the hands. Both your mind and eyes should be as rested as possible. Try to imagine the blackness that one sees growing darker and darker.

Try this exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes or as long as possible 2-3x daily.

#3. Cold water splashes: Not only is cold water effective in toning-up the eyes and the surrounding tissue but will make the eyes GLOW!

Lean over your sink or bowl, with cupped hands facing upwards, raise them full of water to within 2” of your closed eyes, then splash the cold water gently onto your eyes; repeat 50-100x. Gently pat face dry and finish off with toner & moisturizer.

Many believe that vision can only deteriorate, not improve. But I strongly believe that eyes can improve, and they do improve, given the right conditions.

*As always if symptoms persist, it is recommended that you have your eyes checked by a trusted professional eye care specialist.

Bon Appetit! xo

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