Heal your Eyes Naturally – Relaxation, Muscle Exercises & Housekeeping

I write this article from personal experience. When I was 13, I developed shortsightedness or myopia almost overnight. I had terrible headaches reading, and after many weeks of suffering, was finally prescribed glasses that made me able to read without a headache again.

At first I found wearing glasses pretty cool. For once in my life I looked like a ‘good’ girl by convent school standards. Spectacles meant you were the studying type. My glasses were photo-sensitive which meant they turned dark when I was out in the sun. That made me very cool riding on my bicycle (or so I thought, till an old teacher told me only criminals and film stars wore dark glasses and I better come back to reality).

Six months later I found the glasses irritating. The place they sat on my nose was always raw and red and hurting. I couldn’t play and run about with as much abandon as before because now I had to take care of the glasses. They became very very irritating, so I decided that it was time to get rid of them.

I said a deep prayer one Sunday and started doing all the things I instinctively felt would cure the problem and two weeks later. I mean this literally, two weeks later, my eyesight was back to normal. All I’d done was follow my instinct and relax my eyes, and practice eye exercises that I’d learned in school as part of P.T. class.

I tested my eye-sight by reading out the names of buses approaching our bus-stand long before any of the others in the bus-stand could read the number of the bus. People in the bus-stand used to turn around amazed that I could read the bus numbers when the bus itself was so very far away. Many didn’t believe me till the bus came near.

My brush with spectacles made me every now and then do eye exercises when I felt a problem coming on, and I maintained my eye-sight.

When I was 28 and applied for a driving license I had perfect vision.

It wasn’t that I didn’t have eye problems. As a sensitive person my eyes and eye sight are even more vulnerable than the average person, but I learnt early and quick how to heal and recover.

I would like to share what I’ve learned with you.

3 things that can rehabilitate the eye-sight powerfully.

1) Relaxation
2) Muscle Exercises
3) Housekeeping

1) Relaxation to heal the eyes

There’s a wonderful book published in 1920 by William H. Bates an eye doctor that helped many heal from debilitating troubling eye problems. He, like many other concluded that unreleased tension and stress were behind most severe eye disorders, and relaxing the eyes nearly always solved the problem.

In my experience, I find that unreleased trauma, where a person has chosen on some level to put off the facing of a reality because it would cause them to make changes in their lives they did not want to make, is one of the most common causes of deep set long term eye disorders.

A program that includes real unwinding, not just getting wound up and tense differently from the usual stress causing experiences- something like lying in bed doing nothing or sitting at the beach watching the waves; and which includes active and conscious resolution of emotional trauma is the way to go.

There are several ways to relax the eyes immediately. Rubbing your hands together to warm them up and then covering your eyes with your warm palms is a quick easy one.

Just give your eyes some love.

I rub my hands near my heart and then put them on my eyes -to remind my eyes that, “WE are all about love, don’t get too jaded looking at the lovelessness in the world, we’re still here”.

Here’s an ‘inner smile’ exercise of my own that can be done anytime anywhere, while traveling and so on. How you do it is, you become aware of the center of your body. The very center point deep in your gut. You smile from there. You have to try it to know how to do it. Just smile from there. You might start crying at first and your nerves might tremble and shake. Slowly the smile expands from the center of the body till you’re wholly in the cloud of the smile. Have a try and see what I’m talking about.

2) Muscle Exercises to correct Eye-sight Disorders

The eye muscle is like the muscles everywhere. It is affected by the hormonal states of the body and needs to be exercised so it can efficiently deal with the changes night and day, the time of the month, the seasons and the times of life.

There are several eye exercises to do for specific conditions. But almost all are helped in big ways by the following five exercises – you’ll find they are a huge aid to releasing emotional trauma which is mot often the cause of eye problems in the first place.

Doing them twice or at least once a day can make a huge huge huge difference.

Here they are:

1) Fix your eyes on a point in front of you and focus on it for as long as possible without straining. Feel your emotions, your feelings as you do.

2) Circle your eyes clockwise 10 times, anti-clockwise 10 times.

3) Fix your eyes on a point in front of you and then turn your face slowly to one side, so your nose is pointing towards your side. The turn your face the other side slowly, always keeping your eyes fixed on the point in front of you.

4) Find two points and merge them into one by crossing your eyes. Hold the sight, feeling your feelings.

5) Then choose one point, and crossing your eyes split it into two. Hold the sight and feel how you’re feeling.

Here is my ‘Hello my darling’ eye exercise print out you can put up somewhere you’ll see it often enough:

If you are doing exercises 4 and 5 for the first time, print out this free chart available on the internet which has directions to help you get going: The instructions and
a chart that comes with them.

3) Housekeeping for Eye Rehabilitation

Everyday the body does a lot of work and this work results in waste products that have to be thrown out efficiently or they’ll become toxins hanging about. Keeping the body metabolically fresh and clean goes a long way in helping the eyes become healthy and eye sight problems resolve naturally.

There are herbs for liver detoxification that are especially great for the eyes. There are herbs to support brain and nervous health which do detoxification on another level and arevery helpful too as the eye is an extension of the brain really.

To specifically clean up the eyes directly, I have the Herbal Eye Wash for Eye Tension & Strain Recovery in colloidal silver that cleans and clears up anything pretty quick.

You can make yourself the eye drops easily enough at home.

Make your own herbal eye-drops

  1. Get a dropper bottle.
  2. Fill it up 90% with spring water, or distilled water or colloidal silver water strained very very very well.
  3. Then put in a drop each of Bach Flower Rescue Remedy, Extracts of Celandine, Rue, Valerian and Golden Seal.
  4. I add a tiny drop of Scullcap for those with very severe eye strain and who also have trouble sleeping, a drop of Passionflower for those with eye disorders that are habit based, and in cases where there is severe trauma involved, highly diluted Datura Stramonium.