Yoga Remedy for Computer Vision Syndrome – Savasana – Part 2 0f 8
Lying on your back, close your eyes and rest our arms comfortably at your side, palms facing up. Take a few deep abdominal breaths to release tension and then resume normal breathing, relaxing into the pose. After resting as long as 20 minutes, slowly roll over to your right side and use your arms to push yourself up.
Blurry vision and stinging, dry eyes are often the price you pay for using a computer – and the longer you stare at the screen, the worse these symptoms get. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 90 percent of employees who work with computers for more than three hours a day suffer from some form of eye trouble.
Vision complaints associated with computer use have become so widespread that experts now recognize the problem as “Computer Vision Syndrome,” or CVS. While CVS has not yet been shown to damage vision, there is no need to put up with its uncomfortable symptoms. San Francisco yoga instructor Judith Lasater, Ph.D., recommends adjusting the computer so that the eyes rest at the level just below the tips of the ears. This will put the head in a more relaxed, comfortable position. She also advises to pull your shoulder blades down for a straight back and open chest. Taking frequent breaks from the computer, using eye drops, and dimming your office lights are other easy solutions that work.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EXERCISES
Palming – Rest with the palms cupping the eyes to create complete darkness
Massage – Rub your fingers up the bridge of your nose, across the eyebrows to the temples. Then rub your fingers from your nose to the cheekbones and ears. Finally, rub your fingers across your forehead.
Information from the Editors of Yoga Journal