Movements for the eyes

 

Displaying the black dot

 

• Focus your attention on the following sentence:

 

I AM BEAUTIFUL

 

• Be aware of the black point;
• Let your eyes be free to explore the sign and the surrounding area;
• Then let your eyelids falling and visualise it mentally. If you can imagine the point completely black, the eyes will coordinate effortlessly;
• Lift your eyes and look back to the point: now it has become clearer;
• The more intense the black you will be able to memorise, the more acute your vision will become.

You can extend this principle of displaying the black point to any objects you find around you in everyday life, without forgetting that the eyes see more clearly nice and familiar things.

It is the mind which gives importance and meaning on what we see.
The retina memorises images while the brain interprets them.

To increase the capacity of accommodation you can imagine to bring far and close to you an object placed in front of you in a smooth and rhythmic movement for several minutes.

When the object approaches the face it becomes larger.
When it goes away it becomes smaller.

Visualise the following examples for your movements.

 

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Increase the ability of accommodation

 

Look at

Sitting on the chair. Look at the tip of the nose. Focus the nose many times for a few seconds and then returned, then gradually increase the time of focusing, until the mind becomes calm and quiet. Then...

Observe

Notice the space between the eyebrows for a few seconds, leave it and repeat the movement, first for a few seconds and then for a few minutes. Focusing of the tip of the nose and on the space between the eyebrows reinforces the view and the optic nerve. It makes it vision shiny and helps the state of inner calm.

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Convergence

The phenomenon of convergence occurs when we see objects close to us. The eyes are turning towards the observed object, the two images automatically fall in equivalent points of both retinas. The two axes converge with a restriction of the pupils.

A beautiful example of convergence is in Moshe Feldenkrais' book "The case of Nora." Nora, the Swiss manager that had a stroke, learned to read and write through the teachings that Feldenkrais has given her. During the learning process in which he was treating the rehabilitation of the eyes he suggests a singular movement.

 

Conclusion

Learning through ATM (Awareness Through Movement) that usually takes place under the guidance of the Feldenkrais teacher, awakes the body revitalising it and makes the individual feel alive, confident, intelligent and involved in life. The ATM about the rehabilitation of the eyes described in the following paragraphs are a verbal instruction, that Feldenkrais Method teachers give to their students only during courses and seminars.

And now we enter the world with the following CAM Feldenkrais