Sunday, 11 January 2015

Day 11: 'Do Nothing' Sunday & Eye Wash (Repost)

Like the title of the post says, I chose to do nothing today. Not literally, but I decided to escape from my usual routine and have lesser tasks for the day. I still taught my classes as usual and I am still posting to keep up my commitment. The exceptions are, I didn't post for day 11 of my challenge and no new content for the blog today. Breaking my routine gives me some space to breathe and get inspiration for new ideas. Doing the same thing over and over again can be tiring and leads to lack of creativity. I still have over half a month to blog everyday, so I need to recuperate and be able to come up with interesting posts for the rest of the month. Let's just say I'm a Sleeping Beauty wannabe today. I will be back to posting regularly tomorrow and catch up with the challenge for day 11 and day 12. My 'do nothing' Sunday has been successful. I feel free and light weight. Sometimes, having no plans can be the best plan. Enjoy reading one of most popular posts from last year on how to maintain your eye health. Have a relaxing Sunday and see you tomorrow!

Here's the link  on Eye Washing practice. To make everyone's life easier, read below the post from last year.
























It may sound odd to you, but eye washing practise (Chakshu dhauti in Sanskrit terms) does exist and it is an important cleansing technique according to yogic science. You need an eye cup for this practise like the one shown in the photo above. It's mine actually. I try my best to do it at least once a day but in fact, it can be done a few times in a day as you desire. Continue reading to learn more about this simple yet effective practise.

Who should do it?

ANYONE. No contraindications for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Shouldn't be an issue for anyone suffering from any eye disorder but please consult your doctor if you are unsure and if you have undergone any form of eye surgery. Make sure to remove your contact lens, if you wear any, before you begin eye washing.

When to do it?

ANYTIME OF THE DAY.

How to do it?


  1. Fill up your eye cup with clean, room temperature water up to the rim. Try not to use tap water.
  2. Bring the water in contact with your eye ball.
  3. Blink and roll your eye ball in the water for about 1 to 2 minutes
  4. Discard the water, fill up the eye cup again and repeat on the other eye.
  5. You can repeat the steps above 3 to 5 times.

* Important: Make sure not to rub or even touch your eye area once you complete each round of eye washing. Just wipe the excess water on the cheeks but do not go close to the eye area. Allow the eyes to rest completely.


What really happens during eye washing?

Imagine giving your eye balls a much deserved bath. Remove impurities collected in the eyes, refresh and feel a cooling sensation through eye washing. If you feel any burning sensation or irritation, don't be alarmed because it's a natural reaction as the eyes are going through a "cleanse".


Benefits.

  1. Remove dusts and impurities.
  2. Refreshes the eyes and reduces excess body heat.
  3. Improves vision, reduces eye strain and heals eye conditions.
  4. Relieves itchiness or discomfort that can come from allergies, environmental conditions or contact with chemicals.
  5. Helpful for migraine, headaches and sleep disorders.

That was easy. Not just to read but it's super easy to practise too. I will try to get information on where you can get these eye cups if you are interested in getting them for yourself. Although, I think you can get them at your local pharmacies, but it does come with the chemical eye wash solution. Let me know if you ever give this a try or if you have been practising, share with me what changes you have experienced. WASH YOUR EYES PEOPLE!

~M~