Living Lab
Relax The Eyes

Use your peripheral vision to actively improve your connection with nature and reduce stress and anxiety.

This exercise takes between 2-5 minutes.

Recorded by Reminy, who enjoys doing this exercise from mountain tops and when walking through treelined streets!
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Instructions

Step 1: Take a deep breath and release.

Step 2: While looking ahead with a relaxed focus, engage your peripheral vision to the sides, the top and bottom.

Step 3: While holding this gaze allow yourself to notice ONLY the things that are moving.

Variation: As a variation, let your vision ‘snap’ into noticing the things that are moving and then return to the wide angle vision.

Stay with this exercise as long as you like but try and maintain for at least 2 minutes.

How will it make you feel?

Peripheral vision can cause feelings of awe, wonder and soft fascination. This exercise creates changes in your body that reduce stress and increase connection.