Updated: Nov 24, 2020
Patanjali Japan Foundation (PJF) organized the 6th edition of its Monthly Interactive Session on November 22, 2020 on the topic ‘Yoga practices for eye sight improvement’. The discussion was led by Mr. Ashutosh Singh (Chief Sewa Officer) with contributions by the in-house Yoga teacher, Ms. Suhani from Bharat/India.
1. Introduction and October 2020 activity report
In October, a total number of 102 unique Yogis participated in morning sessions which included 10 'Kesari'/Saffron belt Yogis, 19 'Shwet'/White belt Yogis and 73 'Hari'/Green belt Yogis. Also, tie-up with Indian Food restaurants, 'Nirvanam' and 'Urban Tadka' was announced. 'Yogis' of morning sessions can avail the discount coupons at these restaurants depending upon the number of sessions attended by them.
2. Explanation of Yoga practices for eye sight improvement
Suhani begins her talk with COVID19 situation which led to work from home. Increasing usage of laptops, mobile phones and other electronic devices puts considerable pressure on eyes. In this light, Yoga practice becomes critical to maintain healthy eyesight. Practice of 'Trataka' meditation improves the circulation in the eye and helps in concentration. It can be practiced by focusing upon any natural object or flame of the candle. Further, eye massage and washing of the eyes at regular intervals could be beneficial in reducing the stress on the eyes. Furukawa at Hida City in Gifu Prefecture which is famous for candles with stable flame can be used for 'Trataka' practice.
In Q&A, questions on the good source for 'Trataka' practice, correct distance between the 'Yogi' and source of focus and other aspects were discussed.