Wanna keep your 20/20 vision? Well, Paul McCartney’s ‘eye yoga’ routine might be the perfect thing for you.
While we all want to keep our eyesight crystal-clear, sometimes age, genetics, and screen-time get in the way. But, it turns out Paul McCartney may have found the perfect cure for ageing eyes.
Speaking about the practice on the lifestyle podcast, Table Manners, Paul McCartney said he “learned [it] off some yogi in India” who explained “that your eyes are muscles whereas your ears aren’t, so you can’t exercise your ears. But your eyes, you can.”
In fact, McCartney’s daughter, Mary, also featured on the podcast and claimed Paul doesn’t even have to wear glasses anymore, thanks to Eye Yoga. Sounds too good to be true.
So, what is Eye Yoga? Essentially, it’s eye exercises that strengthen the condition of your eye muscles.
The practice involves focusing on objects both close and far, and moving your eyes in multiple directions.
Practitioners do yoga in the hope of improving vision, treating dry eye and decreasing eye strain. But enough talking from me, why not give it a go yourself?
First, you’ve gotta keep your: “Head still, and then you look up as far as you can, one, two, three, go back to the middle, then down, one, two, three, then back to the middle,” McCartney instructs.
“You do three lots of that, then go to the left and the right. Now you’ve got across, up and down, and sideways, now you do the diagonals.”
First thing I’ve read this morning is an article on Paul McCartney’s ‘eye yoga’. 2021’s not getting any less weird, is it?
— Darling BOY (@darlingboymusic) May 17, 2021
If we’re honest, there’s been no evidence so far to suggest that eye yoga can clear any eye conditions just yet.
However, a study from the AYU in India found that while no improvement in eyesight could be objectively measured, participants found they could see more clearly. Maybe eye yoga isn’t looking too bad after all? Hehe.
You can catch the Table Manners podcast with Paul and Mary below if you’re to get a real understanding of how to role your eyes effectively!
— Tracy Wanjiru (@TracyWanjiru_) May 15, 2021