As you look
at this illustration, cross your eyes so you see a third
circle between the blue and red one. When you get your
eyes focused right, the middle circle will seem to have
a cross on it.
The farther back you sit, the less eyestrain you'll
feel. I sit at least three feet back.
cross on the third circle. Every few seconds, it will
change from a horizontal line to a vertical line and
back. This is because the hemispheres of your brain
are alternating in dominance for this activity. When
the right hemisphere is dominant you see the blue circle
and vertical line on top; when the left hemisphere is
dominant, the red circle and horizontal line are on
ready for the actual yoga. Look at the illustration
again, but this time, try to make the cross on the middle
circle steady. You want a pure cross, not a horizontal
or vertical line. Practice every day until you can do
it for 45 minutes straight. I think you'll find the
resulting state of mind quite interesting.
Some people are bothered by eyestrain when they do
this exercise, even if they sit far back from the screen.
Here's an alternate method that completely eliminates
Look at a distant object through two toilet paper tubes
(as if they are binoculars) while holding a finger over
the far end of each tube so your fingers make a cross
in your field of vision.
2000 Freddie Yam
Yam writes frequently for Realization.org.