Yoga for the eyes

Illustration of a woman doing yoga

Yoga is a wonderful exercise for both flexibility and stress reduction. But did you know it can also benefit your eyes and vision? Our newest infographic shows you three yoga exercises for your eyes that can relieve eyestrain and support overall eye health.

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapalbhati Pranayama helps improve the circulation of oxygen, which can help reduce muscle tension around the eyes.

  • Begin in a comfortable seated position
  • Close your eyes and place your hands on your lower belly to focus on your breath
  • Inhale quickly into your belly and immediately exhale
  • Continue this quick breath for about 20 seconds


Palming is an easy way to provide deep relaxation for your eyes, which can help relieve pu􀀁ness and eye strain.

  • Begin in a comfortable seated position
  • Rub your hands together until you feel heat between your palms
  • Gently cup your hands over your eyes
  • Take deep breaths and enjoy the warmth
  • Repeat if desired

Eye rotation exercises

Just a few minutes a day of simple eye movement can help keep the eyes healthy.

  • Sit comfortably and rest your hands on your knees
  • Begin to draw big circles with your eyes, looking slowly in every direction in a clockwise circle
  • Repeat several times, then reverse the direction to look in a counterclockwise circle
  • Be sure you do the same number of rotations in each direction


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