Cupping the Eyes
During these ‘interesting’ times, we may have found ourselves being online much more than usual. Personally, I’ve been finding myself doing a lot of activities that has required me to be looking at a screen much more often than I usually do as I have been working on my mindfulness awareness courses, participating in numerous mindfulness forums and Zoom calls. However, as we may already know, being online for extended times can have adverse effects on our eyes. In this meditation, Lisa shows us a way we can soothe our eyes and thus, give our eyes a much needed break.
Rubbing my palms together, I was immediately taken out of the thoughts in my mind and in the present moment by feeling the warmth of the friction created. With my eyes closed, I began to cup my hands over my eyes where my palms were on my cheeks, my thumbs were on my temples and my fingers gently rested on my forehead. With my hands cupped over my eyes, I felt the tingling sensations in my hands. As these tingling sensations transferred to my temples, my forehead and my cheeks, it felt like I was giving myself a mini massage for my face. Afterwards, I opened my eyes and looked around in my surroundings. Not only were my eyes refreshed, I had a newfound sense of appreciation to be able to see. Sight is sure a beautiful sense to have! And, by simply rubbing my hands together, I have found a new way to remind myself of being in the present moment when my mind may wander! I truly loved this activity! I will remember to do it often as I continue to embark on bettering myself during these ‘interesting’ times. Thank you, Lisa! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️