A note on eye movements and relaxation. Hedstrom J.

J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 1991 Mar;22(1):37-8

Pepperdine University.

Eye movements and certain visual mechanisms appear to be related to states of relaxation and levels of wakefulness. The hatha yoga tradition in its historical and contemporary forms uses certain eye ‘exercises’ or postures to induce relaxation and reduce arousal. Visual correlates of the alpha state are well known. These phenomena may be involved in the success of the new eye desensitization procedure.

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