How to Improve Your Eyesight at Any Age

by YogaNorman on November 17, 2013

in Energy, Eyes, Healing, San Miguel de Allende, Success Stories, Yoga

This was prompted by a question after my “Heal & Strengthen Your Eyes with Yoga” video clip on my YogaNorman YouTube Channel.

A man asked if it might be possible for someone his age to improve his vision. An eye doctor told him that he could not improve his eyesight with exercise because he was, at 60 years, too old.

I told him my belief which is that as long as a person is alive, he can always improve.

And then, I thought of two students who completely reversed their eye problems.

One summer Stella, a New York City school teacher, joined my yoga class here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Her main interest in yoga was to reduce stress and high blood pressure. Shortly before her retirement, Stella’s husband suffered a disabling heart attack. In order to pay his medical bills and live on one income, Stella delayed her retirement. She and her husband spent their winters house sitting a summer vacation cottage. This meant increased time and stress taking care of her husband and traveling to work in the city in dark, unpredictable winter weather.

One day after about six weeks of yoga classes, Stella came up to me and said, “The other day I went to the Quinta Loreto Hotel for lunch. Do you know the place? It has a long narrow dining room.” (Note: The Quinta Loreto Hotel dining room has since been expanded and remodeled.)

“As I was sitting at a table at the end of the dining room farthest from the kitchen waiting for service, I began reading the signs on the far wall. When the waitress dropped the menu in front of me, I made my food choices, and then I began reading the signs at the far wall again. No big deal, right?” She smiled. “Then I realized I did not have my eyeglasses on.”

“I rushed through my lunch and hurried downtown to get my eyes examined.

“The doctor said, ‘You are very fortunate. Very few people your age have 20/20 vision.’ I was really surprised. Thrilled actually.”

“Since you don’t allow anyone to wear glasses in your yoga class, you may not know that I use eyeglasses. I got glasses when I was 11 years old and bifocals at 19.

“Can you imagine what it is like to see without glasses when I have been dependent upon them for almost my whole life?”

She looked at me for a long time before speaking again.

“I can only attribute this to your yoga, because that was the only thing that was different. I didn’t do any of the other stuff that you advised, like good diet, practicing at home, etc.. I only attended your yoga classes. And now I have 20/20 vision and can see both near and far without glasses.”

Stella’s success was one of the more dramatic improvements of vision among the many students who got better eyesight in my yoga classes over the years.

Perhaps even more dramatic is the story of Mary A., a private student of mine who, at the age of 83, feared losing her driver’s license because she was losing her peripheral vision.

Mary not only regained her peripheral vision but in the process discovered she could read without her eyeglasses.

Since her success involved other problems that she solved also, I will tell her story in a separate post.

So take your choice.

Here on this site: Heal & Strengthen Your Eyes with Yoga – VIDEO

or see this on my YouTube YogaNorman Channel

I wish you success………..Norm


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank McRock May 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

Norm, what would you advise for a drooping eyelid (left eye). Will the eye exercises help?

Norm May 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Hi Frank,
Yoga science teaches that wherever we have problems in the body, there is a lack of pranic energy there. Since prana, circulation, and concentration tend to follow each other, then when you increase these in a part of the body, you will improve healing to that part.

So, yes, doing the eye exercises will help the eyelid indirectly.

To help improve the eyelid function more directly, you can exercise the eyelid more by opening and closing the eyelids slowly and then rapidly. You can open the eyelids wide and then close them tightly, alternating in this way.

Be creative and experiment with different ways of moving and tensing and relaxing the eyelids. Feel that you are animating, strengthening, and reestablishing control over your eyelids.

Here is a valuable technique the yogis advise, that you will rarely find mentioned in other therapies: When ever you want to heal your eyelids, eyes, or any other part of your body visualize and concentrate that you are pulling in energy from the medulla oblongata (at the back of the head where the spinal column meets the skull) and sending that pranic energy, in this case, into your eyelids.

Please let me know if I may help you further,
I wish you success,

Frank McRock December 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Hello, Norman:
Thank you very much your kind reply. Just by chance
I saw it today while surfing the Web. Your reply is right on target, working directly with the life force animating a particular body part. Thank you again. All the best.

Norm December 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Hi Frank, Wow. Nice to learn that you got my answer. I answered you over a year and a half ago. In the future to be sure that you got the answer when you ask a question, you can always check the box “Notify me of followup comments via email.” Your choice.

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope that all is going well with you,

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