November 2016 Newsletter
Hello, and a wonderful November to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. The photo above shows
the "after" of my one and only makeup lesson, when I told the woman
several times "Don't make me look all made up!". This was a stretch
for me, almost a dare to myself, since I normally don't wear makeup.
Have you stretched yourself lately?
Today's issue has an overview of natural vision improvement.
What is natural vision improvement?
A central principle of improving vision naturally, not
with the artificial means of surgery like lasik, or with
prescription lenses, is relaxation. The founder of this work,
Dr. Bates, said over 100 years ago that all eyesight troubles
come from straining to see (or to not see!). Strain is the
opposite of relaxation. And how can we relax our eyes
if we aren't fully aware we're tense?
Many people start a course of vision improvement and focus
on the simple exercises like
palming or the
This is a great place to begin, but the purpose of these
practices is not to get better at the exercises! It's to help
you be more aware of your eyes and how you're using them,
and to learn to let go of some visual strain. Again,
relaxation is key.
More than once I've heard the complaint from folks
experimenting with vision improvement that the practices make
their eyes feel worse! Unfortunately this incorrect perception can
stop people from continuing. There are 2 possibilities here.
First, maybe you're so used to approaching everything with
strain, that you're doing the vision practice in a straining
way too. See if you can be more gentle with it. Easy does it!
The second common mistake made when starting vision improvement
can be doing an exercise correctly, and for the first time ever
becoming aware of how much tension exists in your visual system.
The exercises didn't put the strain there -- they uncovered it
for you so you could recognize it and start to do something
about it. This is a good thing, not a problem.
Many "vision exercises" are more like games than a workout.
One of the best things you can do for your eyes is look
at different objects of varying colors and depths and
especially distance. If you're used to spending long stretches
at the computer without a break, pause occasionally to look
out the window, or get up to walk across the room. Give your
eyes some variety, so your brain stays interested in continuining
to look, and to seeing clearly.
Some of you may prefer auditory learning to reading. A recent
interview of me explaining vision improvement has a few minor
audio problems, and still has plenty of good information. To listen,
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Enjoy the start of your November.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!