Lucus Eques wrote:You ask what it was like to put away the glasses. I tell you, man, it was the most ecstatic experience of my life: I could see every leaf, every branch, every stone and pebble, every face and strand of hair again â€” all things I had missed since childhood. I could see the stars again. I could see the detailed face of the Moon again! Throwing away the glasses was like Tiny Tim throwing away his crutch, knowing that something miraculous had occurred. The world was now in HD for me, and there was no turning back.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia result from inborn and acquired characteristics of the lens and the eyeball
Estoniacus Inoriginale wrote:I did these same eye ecrecises and I have the complete set of these. I did them a few years ago. there were changes but they were quickly counter-acted by my less than excellent habits. I didn't have time and I didn't possess sufficient skills to relax my eyes and I rubbed them. Although, now I do a type of daoist eye exerceises that are better for me, because they just work better for me. These involve something like this: eye rotations, eye movements left and right, up and down, diagonally, all about 10 times all to be done in a relaxed and effortless manner. The old ones that I bought from rebulid your vision, I was not good enough at them I guess. What part of the day did you do them?
Estoniacus Inoriginale wrote:One thing about the daoist eye exercises that I didn't mention is that there are staring exercises, more precisely, attempting to count the leaves of a tree or flowers in the grass in the most relaxed manner, either standing in the wuji posture, which is the opposite of taiji, a martial art that I also practice. The exercises can also be done sitting, as long as the back is erect.
The wuji posture is done like this: the legs are shoulder-with apart and the toes placed pointing straight ahead and knees slightly bent, also pointing a head, the back should be erected and straight but naturally, not completely like a post. The facial muscles are to be kept as relaxed as possible, the tongue slightly touching the roof of the mouth, close to the teeth, the hands resting on the sides. Any eye exercise requires attention. Whenever laxity and lack of interest arises, the attention should go to the breath, while nonjudgementally noting that the inbreath is exciting and the outbreath is relaxing. Then, in a mindful manner one can do quite a lot of things more effectively, with greater "control" over the emotions. That last part is the prerequesite of any high qualty meditation practice. I also do more intense martial arts training too, what is commonly called kung fu, with sparring of various contact levels. I've noticed that vision is not a problem for me in martial arts practice. Also, for me, intense muscle tension for longer periods makes the vison slightly blurry, but after rest, an opposite effect is apparent if one doesn't involve in stressful activites afterwards like reading.
That 10-10-10 rule, I've not done that for along time. It is VERY good that you remind me of it. Although, to be honest, I've been very adept at doing the 60-10-10 rule LOL. By the way, one good exercise is like this, close the eyes and watch left and right in a smooth but rythmic manner. It is mostly good for the surface of the eyes, especially if you don't have dust or other particles in there, which should be washed out because they might cause irriation if not damage. Meditation can usually do only good to vision.
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