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6 Simple Tips for Sparkling Eyes

6 Simple Tips for Sparkling Eyes

According to Ayurveda, eyes look and feel dull when one or more of your three doshas goes out of balance.

Bloodshot, burning eyes are caused by excess Pitta dosha.

Dry, tired eyes are the result of an aggravated Vata dosha.

Mucoid, puffy eyes indicate increased Kapha.

To keep your doshas  balanced and your eyes in good health, try these simple, reliable tips:

1. Once a day, whenever you have a few minutes to yourself, close your eyes and think grateful, positive thoughts. This builds ‘sattva’ or goodness in your mind and heart, and the purity of your thoughts reflects in your eyes.

2. Try this ayurvedic remedy for sharpening vision: de-seed a pod of black cardomom. Crush the seeds and  combine them with 1 tablespoon of honey. Chew thoroughly. This is a popular Grandma’s recipe in India.

3. Almonds, raisins, papaya and other sweet juicy fruits improve overall dosha balance and are very beneficial for your eyes. Do try and eat at least one of these daily.

4. Caffeine and alcohol leach water from the system and bring dullness to the eyes.  Avoid them in excess, and your Vata dosha will be restored.

5. Dab cotton pads in cool organic rose water, and place these on your closed eyes for about 10 minutes. This calms the Pitta dosha and gives much-needed relaxation to the eyes.

6. Drink plenty of warm water throughout the day. This helps flush out toxins and keeps digestion smooth. The reward: your eyes sparkle.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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6:06AM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Thanks

7:24AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

thanks.

2:31AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Good post, thanks for sharing.

10:07PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

thanks

3:47AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Thanks.

11:32AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Thanks

6:38PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

sound like good relaxation tips

6:30AM PDT on May 1, 2012

I never knew we had doshas!!

I can handle room temperatur water in the winter, but I want Ice in my water in the summer!!

I'm going to have to get some organic rose water! That sounds like it would feel pretty good!!

12:00PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

thank you

7:27AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Thank you.

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