For today’s square photo, we have some palm trees from Florida.
This post with Florida Palms was inspired by my need to clean out a folder. I have had this palming image “ready to use” for much too long. So today is the day.
I might have mentioned “palming” before on this blog, but here is my quick experience with it:
I first heard about palming in 1990 with the book “Better Eyesight without Glasses” and then in early 1990s with Monart (here).
Palming involves covering your eyes with the palm of your hands so that all light is blocked out. There are different arguments about what this does for eye health.
Here is how I have used palming: On road trips – when I have a little more to drive but feel tired. Palming refreshes the eyes and can relax the brain. (For a road trip boost, I also take fish oil and a “B-right capsule” from Jarrow brand – to give energy without a crash- and then maybe some plain coffee or tea). Palming on road trips is done by doing one eye at a time (obviously) – and I start with 20 or 30 seconds on each side. It is so cool how “when you need it, the palming can be felt even more.”
Some people have reduced migraine symptoms or just restored a sense of wellness by doing palming. This page from Bates (here) will give you more detailed information about the 100-year history of palming.
The art of Palming can also be an activity to do with children. Children of all ages enjoy learning about ways we can help the body with various activities or movements. I have seen middle schoolers use palming before they take math exams and art students use it to warm up the eyes and work on hand-eye connections. And hey, sometimes it is the perception of a help that underpins what we get from something – – but I do believe that palming can physically help relax the inner muscles of the eye and reduce eye strain. I also believe that some folks benefit from taking supplements for eye health – there are different formulas out there – and each person is different with what they might need. So before you just accept a stronger lens each eye check-up – consider palming for eye health (and consider other little things that might help). Or just use palming for stress relief. Sometimes during a hectic day it is awesome to put the kettle on, put the feet up the wall while letting the water heat up, and then palm the eyes. Try it and see. 🙂
I guess we could also do palming by gazing at these wonderful palm trees – and savoring their beauty for a few minutes.
Have you ever tried palming? With the palm of your hands or by savoring the trees?
#SQUAREUP Day 4