Cataracts and the Way We Breathe
conversation about cataracts and breathing
Remember that chapter from Margaret Corbett's book where she described the
man with cataracts getting rid of them through using better vision habits
along with better breathing?
Last weekend I was teaching a class with 2 optometrists. One brought along
a book called 'Eyebody' by Peter Grunwald, a vision educator and Alexander
Technique teacher in New Zealand. I've met Peter at a few conferences, so
I was interested in the book and quickly read most of it while I had the
chance. Peter basically connects the parts of the eye with the rest of the
body, similar to reflexology connecting the palm of the hand and the sole
of the feet to the rest of the body. He has it all mapped out, and
includes an overview of it in the back of the book.
Anyway, he says the lens of the eye is connected to the diaphragm. And he
remarks that a cataract operation can influence breathing. It can cause
collapsed or rigid upper chest. Very interesting, so I thought I'd share
it with you.
Interesting and very helpful insight.
I would suspect that it also is the reverse. A rigid chest can cause cataracts
by restricting breathing, energy flow and stress. We know well how when
eyesight worsens at the end of the day that this is an indicator of
stress induced eye fatigue. Cataracts are a distorted energetic action(s) with a huge breathing component. We already know eyesight improves along
with improved breathing. The surgery can
influence as it will improve the eyesight albeit temporary and make the breathing body
relax and ease up many of its tension responses. The person will see
better/easier with less strain/stress and life will be easier and less
stressful and tension producing. "Temporary" is the key word here.
Yep, I agree, rigid chest can contribute to cataracts forming.
Cataracts come into being through pressure on the lens created by muscle
tension around the eyeball. Bates discovered that he could create a
cataract at will and have it resolve again, simply by pulling on and
letting go of eye-muscles (using rabbit eyes in research). A cataract
operation does not address those muscle tensions, so is not a true
solution. I think the eye muscle tension remains after a cataract
operation, at least for a large part, as do the breathing tensions. Real
long term solution is to combine
vision education with
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