How To Reduce Puffy Eyes With Yoga

By Subodh / February 9, 2015

Puffy eyes – these are deadly and lethal weapons worsening your beauty issues. They do come up after a bad night’s sleep or too much of crying or even sitting in front of the computer or television for a longer time. The good news about puffy eyes is that they are temporary troubles. And, you can put an end to these worries with yoga.

Yes! Yoga helps in distressing yourself. Plus, you get a boost of blood circulation. The clogged lymph nodes that trigger the puffiness is also drained, eliminating the issues. Let us take a look at how yoga can help in reducing puffy eyes.

1. Pranayama – The Yogic Breathing

Kapalbhati

Have you ever noticed how you breathe? 90% of us do not breathe consciously, and that quite often leads to lack of proper oxygen intake. Pranayama teaches you to breathe right and control your breathing pattern for optimum utilization. There are numerous breathing techniques you can practice to get rid of puffiness and the under eye bags. Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, and Antara Kumbhaka – these are the four breathing techniques that are quite often advised by yoga experts for any facial issues.

  1. Kapalbhati – Skull Cleansing Breath: Short and forceful exhalations with passive inhalations to eliminate toxins and promote circulation2. Anulom Vilom – Alternate Nostril Breathing: For relaxation and rejuvenation
  2. Bhastrika – Bellows Breathing: To strengthen the respiratory system and improve circulation
  3. Antara Kumbhaka – Positive Breathing: To ease stress levels. A breathing pattern that involves retention of breath before slow exhalation.

2. Yoga Asanas For Puffy eyes

There are quite a handful of yoga asanas that a person can practice to avert and thwart of any kind of eye related issues, including puffy eyes. The most advised poses include forward bends such as Paschimottanasana, Uttanasana, and Padahastasana as well as inversion poses such as Adho Mukha Svanasana, Sarvangasana, Chakrasana, Halasana, Sirsasana, and Pincha Mayurasana. While the last two are generally practiced by advanced yoga practitioners, others can be practiced even by beginners under proper guidance.

3. Meditation

 Meditation

Mediation – you can shovel your life into a whole new direction with regular practice. It is quite natural to be amazed about the role of meditation in easing puffy eyes. Ok… so here goes the logic… Meditation teaches you to align your breath and focus yourself. It de-stresses you, improvise your circulation levels, and opens up the jammed lymph nodes. Thus, it offers you relief from puffiness. Regular meditation is even known to delay ageing process of the skin.

Here are a few yoga exercises that you can practice every day to reduce puffy eyes.

1. Wrinkling

Wrinkles are not our companions, but this one is good for your eyes. Wrinkling removes wrinkles.

How to do:

  1. Sit down comfortably in a place with spine erect.
  2. Keep the head and neck relaxed.
  3. Take 5 rounds of deep inhalations and exhalations to relax and prepare your body.
  4. Place your middle fingers within the corners of the eyes.
  5. Place the ring fingers on both sides of the nose.
  6. Apply pressure on the nose and induce wrinkles.
  7. Hold the wrinkles until you finish a slow counting of 10.

Do this thrice a day.

2. The O

Making an O with your mouth actually improves circulation as it induces stretching. Thus, it offers relief from puffy eyes.

How to do:

  1. Sit down comfortably in a place with spine erect.
  2. Keep the head and neck relaxed.
  3. Take 5 rounds of deep inhalations and exhalations to relax and prepare your body.
  4. Place your middle fingers at the inner corner of your eyes.
  5. Let the index fingers rest on the outside corner.
  6. Press gently and apply pressure.
  7. Fixing your gaze at a point straight in front on you, shape your mouth into an O.
  8. Fix your gaze now on the ceiling, relaxing your forehead, while allowing the eyes to stretch.
  9. Keep staring at the ceiling without moving for 5 deep breaths.
  10. Squint your eyes for 2 deep breaths, close it, and allow to relax for 5 deep breaths.

This completes one repetition. You can do 10 such times, twice a day to obtain good results.

Puffiness is one of the most common beauty issues that affects men and women alike, but those who have their skin sagging come incur worse. Along with yoga exercises, try to drink plenty of water and eat fruits and veggies rich in fiber and antioxidants. Just a few wakes and you will see noticeable changes.