Every co-worker of mine is bragging about puffy eyes! Everyone has this so called “condition” because sitting in front of the computer for hours will eventually damage your eyes.
There are a lot of natural remedies to get rid of puffy eyes, but did it cross your mind that yoga will help you? Yeah, me neither! Until I heard one of my colleagues that she’s practicing yoga for back pain and the yoga instructor recommended some yoga asanas for puffy eyes. Well, that’s insane, I said!
It seems that it isn’t such madness after all, because yoga is the practice that works your mind and body. And if you treat the cause, guess what? The problem will disappear! And stress or fatigue is the main cause of puffy eyes. So, let’s try some yoga posture to get rid of puffy eyes.
1. Seated Forward Bend
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Sit down with your back straight and legs stretched out in front of you.
Keep your feet together and pull your toes backward towards you.
Raise your arms and stretch them upwards.
Then bend down forcefully at your hips towards your thighs.
Place your head below your knees and press your chest against your thighs.
Stretch your arms towards your feet and clasp your feet with your hands. Hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.
2. Plow Pose
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Lie down on your back on the ground.
Keep your arms placed along both the sides of your body and your palms facing downwards.
Lift your legs together off the floor till a 90-degree angle.
Then, clasp your hips with your hands and lift them off the floor taking your feet over your head.
Place your feet beyond your head with the toes touching the ground.
Bring back your arms to their original position and hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.
3. Wheel Pose
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Lie down on the ground on your back.
Place your hands along the sides of your body.
Bend your knees and put your soles on the ground. Keep shoulder length distance between them and get them closer to your buttocks.
Take your arms and fold them backward towards your face and place your palms near your ears with the fingers pointed towards your shoulder.
Now, lift your body off the floor, balancing it on your four limbs and head hanging downwards. Hold the pose. Keep it for 1 to 5 minutes.
4. Shoulder Stand
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Lie down on the floor on your back.
Keep your arms along the sides of your body and your legs together.
Now, swiftly lift your legs, buttocks, and back supporting your body on your shoulders and arms.
Hold your back with your hands.
Keep your legs straight and bear the weight of your body on the shoulders and upper arms. Hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.
5. Head Stand
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Kneel down on the floor and place your forearms on the floor.
Intertwine your fingers. Keep your elbows shoulder width apart.
Take a blanket and place the crown of your head on it and fit it in the clasp of your palms.
Lift your knees off the floor, then your thighs forming an inverted V.
Then, lift both your feet off the floor together.
Take them up forming a 90-degree angle with the ground and keep your spine straight and torso elongated.
Distribute the weight of your body between both your forearms. Hold the pose for at least 10 seconds.