Earlier this week I’d tried to write about what I’d learnt during 2015. I do this at the end of every year, teamed with writing myself a fresh list of exciting new goals.
The truth is, for a short while I’d been struggling to read books, the internet, my iPhone and anything in small print!
Weird, as I’ve always had good eyesight. I put it down to years of eye yoga exercises and a healthy diet. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I gave in on Christmas Eve and had my eyes tested.
The good news is I still have 20/20 vision and good eye health, but now need reading glasses. It’s made me appreciate my eyes more.
So with all this in mind I’ve come up with a brilliant end of year meditation to help care for eyes, help you to unwind and let go of any stress, and also to aid goal manifestation. This killer combination will help you sparkle your way into 2016.
The eye care and goal manifesting meditation method:
Part one: Let go of tension with eye exercises.
I remember first doing these back in 2004 in the Sivananda ashram in Kerala. I’ve been doing them ever since. I think they are great for letting the tension out.
- Imagine an enormous clock face in front of you and with just the eyes, look at the dial, go to 12 o’clock only: as you breathe move the eyes to one o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock, four o’clock, five o’clock, six o’clock, seven o’clock, eight o’clock, nine o’clock, ten o’clock, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock.
- Now rub the palms of the hands together to create heat as you cup them over your closed eyes, and you inhale, exhale. Now repeat the same process but work anticlockwise around the clock. Once finished, try looking at the tip of your nose then into the distance. This can help your vision, and it refreshes tired eyes.
Part two: Relax and care
A nutritionist once told me never put onto your skin anything that you wouldn’t eat. With this in mind clean your eyes lids and surrounding area carefully with an organic skin care of your choice.
Cucumber has lots of B vitamins in them and other good stuff. Also, relaxing for ten minutes with a few slices of cucumber on closed eyes helps to reduce dark circles and reduce stress. Try this for ten minutes. Your eyes will love you for it. I personally find them too cold out of the fridge, so I slice them and leave them to reduce to room temperature.
Part three: Set goals and dreams for the New Year
After ten minutes of relaxing start to think of ten things you are grateful for during the past year. Say them in your head or out loud if you like but try to stay in the same position as part three.
Now think of ten things you wish to let go off from the past year. For example the habit of thinking you are not good enough. Trick the mind by flipping any negative statements over. So, for example, I’m not good enough can be changed to I’m good enough. Try it with other statements.
Next think of ten things you wish to achieve next year and why that is. So it could be to care for yourself more or start a new job. Once you have those ten things, think a little longer and get to the depths of why it is you want to achieve these things.
To end, take ten long deep breaths in out of the nostrils. As you inhale, you draw in light and as you exhale you give back to the universe anything that no longer serves you.
Slowly get up and do something relaxing.
Let me know how you get on and l look forward to hearing from you!
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