January 10, 2006 at 2:58 pm #9802
on another topic, I wanted to ask about possible connection between eyesight and qigong. Is there any particular qigong style with strong results for myopia… ? [I am myopic]
I wish to add to this question my observation that, although among natural-healing circles there is an emphasis of the =weakness= of the oblique and other muscles that surround the eye orbit as being the main cause for myopia etc., (hence suggested eye exercises such as bates method etc which are targeted towards relaxing the eye muscles and the mind) there is also =another= cause for blurness which is =cataract in its less developed and initial stages= in the iris itself.
Another observation is that mental strain is often the cause for vision problems, yet, while this may have truth in it, its like saying ‘condition X is because of a weak liver’, and as we know, with the current condition of the world, 90% should have a weak liver!… what I am trying to suggest is, that this ‘mental strain’ is both too vague and too common a cause to associate it with eye problems. I think that for some conditions (such as bad eyesight), before the real cause is known, there is a tendency to associate it with mentalmoral perception while in reality it may be some deficiency in a nutrient or a defect in efficiency of some biological system…
Let me know what you think of it…
Thank you very much !January 10, 2006 at 6:19 pm #9803
hi gemini2, in the past I’ve tried to do healing sounds, smiling to the eyes and exercises on varying the focus looking objects at different distances.
After some time I checked with a friend who is a doctor that the sight had been improved( shocking him a bit of course …)
since was not a preferred goals I’ve stopped that training, but I’m sure can help a lot.
🙂January 12, 2006 at 3:02 am #9805
I actually think Bates was channelling or remembering fragments from a life doing qigong. He just didn’t get the chi part of his eye exercises.
He has movement practices, swinging side to side as you face the sun, that activate the left and right core channels that feed our eyes.
Sun is the most important and fastest way to improve the eyes. Absorb life into them via closed eye at first, then work up to absorbing light with eyes open, at sunrise/sunset to reduce intensity until you can handle it safely without damage to retina.
mJanuary 12, 2006 at 8:41 am #9807
You’re refering to the guy whose techniques Aldous Huxley restored his eyesight with right? Huxley was already blind in one eye, was already at least in his sixties and had been told that he would, with no chance of recovery soon be going blind in the other eye. Instead he ended up with perfect vision in his remaining eye. Naturally he was extremely motivated to practice. I’ve also thought that Bates’ techniques are amazingly qigong-like.
SimonJanuary 17, 2006 at 2:22 am #9809
I wanted to let you know what the experts(?) in Australia are saying about sunlight and the eyes.
This is from tuesdays’ news.
“………babies and todlers are being encouraged to wear them [sunglases]
….a survey released on tuesday suggests an alarming number of australians are unaware of the cumulative risks of sun exposure to the eyes.
Queensland optometrist Sahnnon Pugh said “my son started waring sunglasses when he was about three months old. I would suggest any child should be waring sunglasses.”
Eye research australia managing dircetor Hugh Taylor said studies had proved conclusively that UV radiation exposure increased the development of cataracts, pterygiums and cancers on the surface of the eye. “People should not have unnecessary exposure of their eyes to UV”. He said.
Brisbane based optometrist Simon Hurwood said that the earlier children wore sunglasses the better. “There’s no harm that will come to them from wearing them. It’s all good for their long term sight”. He said.”
End of article.
In australia, UV radiation is worse than anywhere else in the world due to our closer proximity to the hole in the ozone layer.
I just wonder whether warnings such as the ones in this article are perhaps a little excessive, or are they valid? (individual differences considered)
Given Michael Winns’ statement that “sun is the most important and fastest way to improve the eyes” (and I have no doubt that that is true),
how then does one strike a balance between adequate exposure without the alledged damaging effects of UV radion?
I mean, putting sunlasses on a toddler and making them wear them ALL the time seems a bit over the top. But that’s what we are being told to do now in Australia. And that applies not only to toddlers, but everyone outdoors.
I imagine an approach something along the lines of morning and afternoon exposure and mid-day protection/avoidance might be OK?
When Michael says to gradually increase absorbing light from the sun, how do we know when have over done it, considering that UV is radiation is distinct from the beneficial light of the sun? (at least in terms of how it is sensed/noticed, ie you can’t feel UV until damage has been done)
I personally don’t and never have worn sunglasses, I just don’t like them, even though I work outdoors. There must be some better ways to naturally protect the eyes from potential harm without wearing them?
This is quickly becomming a regualr topic here, particullary now in the middle of summer.
Thanks, -matJanuary 17, 2006 at 3:40 pm #9811
In my experience, I will only sunburn if I am eating a crappy enough diet. Enough good-quality raw or lightly cooked food, and I just don’t burn. I would guess this applies to eye exposure to the sun as well.January 17, 2006 at 10:53 pm #9813
I have been practicing sun-absorption through the eyes for over 2.5 years, but have also been practicing a lot of kan and li and integrate it into this. I think the neutral force that is developed through K + L helps absorb deeper frequencies. It is important to connect with the inner energetic aspect of the sun rather than the bright hot part. I don’t know details about the UV part, but gradual practice is recommended, start with a few seconds.
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