A Treat For Your Eyes

June 5, 2015

Your eyes need some TLC…

Do your eyes ever feel tired, dry or puffy at the end of the day?
Do you ever suffer from tension headaches?

Throw in the number of times you squint, strain, and stare at your laptop or mobile phone and the delicate skin around your eyes may be looking a little worse for wear.

Think about how hard your eyes work all day. Rarely do they get a chance to rest in complete darkness. Even when you’re sleeping, there could be light coming from your window, mobile phone or an alarm clock.

US ophthalmologist Dr Robert Abel says, ‘the eye desperately needs darkness to recover from the constant stress of light.’

This easy yoga tip may help…

That’s why I’m happy to share this quick and super easy tip with you.

Known as palming in some yoga circles, it aims to help:

Relax your eyes and mind
Relieve headaches
Release tension and stress
Reduce eye strain and fatigue
Reduce puffiness
Increase circulation around the eyes
Give your eyes a chance to recover and recuperate

Yes, please!

What you need to do…

  • Wash your hands and then rub them together until they are hot.
  • Sit in a cross-legged position or on a chair, or lie on your back.
  • If you’re sitting on a chair, lean forward slightly and have your elbows resting on something like a table.
  • Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed. Keep your back in a straight line.
  • Gently close your eyes.
  • Cup your palms over your eyes. Your hands should be slightly curved so that you’re not actually touching your eyes or putting pressure on them.
  • Rest your fingers on the top of your forehead or hairline.
  • Rest the base of your palms on your cheekbones.
  • Take 10 long deep breaths.
  • Breathe in and out of your nose, and keep your mouth closed.
  • The key is not to let any light in.
  • You should feel a very comfortable heat across your brow area and eyeballs.
  • Focus on the darkness and don’t strain or squint.
  • Repeat 1-2 times throughout the day.

Hint: It’s a great activity to do just before you go to sleep.

I hope this soothes your eyes and has them looking their absolute best!

Headaches and stress begone!


Article by: Geraldine Phua

Geraldine Phua is the founder of Geraldine Pierre Skin Care, a Melbourne based atelier of natural, animal-friendly handmade skin care products. The new range will be launched in Spring 2015.

My mission is to:
* Empower and encourage you to be your most authentic self more often.
* Give you tips to improve your skin and overall health by using a natural and holistic approach.
* Help you form a deeper connection with animals and work towards ending their suffering. 10% of every sale will be donated to local animal welfare organisations and shelters, and there will be no caps.

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