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Newsclip: Yoga and dry eye

The Ann Arbor News reported today on a study published in December 2006 (get the feeling it was a slow news day...?) showing that computer users who practiced yoga for 60 days reported experiencing improved visual comfort and reduced dry eye.

Yoga practices might soothe sore eyes

In the new study, researchers at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation in Bangalore, India, used employees of a local software development company to determine whether yoga practices could assist professional computer users. Members of the yoga group practiced yoga for one hour per day, five days per week. The hour included 10 minutes of "visual cleansing exercises,'' which consisted of shifting the eyes in eight directions, while moving an extended thumb to direct the gaze; and looking at a flame at eye level without blinking, while focusing and defocusing the eyes.

Here's a link to the abstract of the study this was following up on.