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Bathe your tired eyes with an Ayurvedic remedy!

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Our eyes are precious, with which we see the world and the world in turn, sees us. A regular eye-washing practice can leave eyes clearer and brighter and bathing tired eyes can help rejuvenate the tiny muscles that are strained by using computers, battling modern technology everyday and driving cars for long periods of time.

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Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, one of the most beautiful women in the world. 

Infusing water with Triphala, an Ayurvedic herbal powder, is very healthy and of course, a tried and tested natural remedy. This powder is made up of the Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki fruits and is a blood purifier and a whole body rejuvenator. It has healing properties that support the ophthalmic nerves and eye muscles.

After washing your eyes, consider applying Kajal, also known as Kohl. Wearing Kajal is known to reduce the glare in bright lights, sharpens vision and encourages the growth and darkness of eyelashes. If you choose an Ayurvedic herbal formulation of Kajal, you’ll also be nourishing and strengthening the tissues around the eyes.

HOW TO:

Prepare the Ayurvedic Triphala infusion by boiling 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder in 1 cup of water for about 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool completely; then strain thoroughly.

BATHE YOUR EYES:

Wash your face with cold water. Then, using a cupped palm, bathe each open eye with the cool Triphala water thrice. Rinse face with water and gently pat it dry.

RELAX:

Layer organically grown rose petals, cucumber slices or cilantro leaves over each closed eye. Choose whichever you like; all three are cooling and very refreshing to the eyes. Place a cotton pad over each eye; then tie a band of muslin cotton or a bandana around the eyes to create a loose blindfold.

EXERCISE FOR YOUR EYES:

Lie back in the relaxing Shavasana yoga pose which is essentially lying back, with your arms flung to your side freely and your legs in the same manner, picture something beautiful and begin to do 5 cycles of each of these 5 eye exercises with your eyes closed:

Rotate your eyes clockwise.
Rotate your eyes counterclockwise.
Move your eyes in a figure 8, looking to the upper left, lower right, upper right, lower left.
Look straight up and then straight down.
Look left and right.

Now, relax and breathe for 20 minutes. Release the blindfold. Immediately direct your vision to a beautiful sight, object or photo that makes you feel calm and connected. If you use Kajal, apply it now and feel the difference!

As you transition back to your day, allow your vision to remain soft, letting the scenes of the world unfold, with minimum strain to your eyes.

 

Author: Natural Mantra

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