International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Applied Sciences | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024

Role of Yoga and Ocular Exercises in Refractive Errors - A Review

Sangita Kamaliya

Abstract: Our eyes are the body's most well - developed sensory organs. Indeed, a far larger part of our brain is devoted to the functions of eyesight than to those of hearing, taste, touch or smell together. We usually take our eyesight for granted, although when vision problems develop, most of us will do everything in our capacity to restore our eyesight to normal. In the present era, there are lots of causes which can disturb the natural health of the eyes like continuous work on a computer, watching television for a long time, very frequent & prolonged use of mobile phones, night arousal, pollution, reading in a poor source of light, unhealthy diet habits etc. Eyes work together to perceive depth thus allowing us to coordinate with motor actions. Practicing relaxation exercises and eye exercises has been shown to improve motor functions and attention. Yoga procedures like Pranayama, Trataka and Jala Neti (one of the procedures in Shatkarma) are recommended with high emphasis. The present review study is an effort to highlight the efficacy of Yoga in the management of refractive errors. For this study, a total of 6 articles were collected from the internet and were critically analyzed and compiled. All these studies showed significant improvements in signs and symptoms developed in refractive errors. However, those studies were conducted on a small sample size. So, for strong evidence of the role of Yoga in refractive errors, a greater number of research works should be carried out in a large sample size.

Keywords: Neti, Pranayama, Refractive error, Trataka, Yoga

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,

Pages: 1915 - 1919

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