In this episode Nathan interviews Michele Drivon, a practitioner of the Alexander Technique. Michele explains what the Alexander Technique is, how it helped her life, and a little bit about the history of F.M. Alexander. Michele also studied the Bates Method with Nathan so they converse about some of the similarities and differences between the Alexander and Bates approaches to health and wellness. Michele's practice is called 'Conscious Alignment', and in this talk we dive into a few different interpretations and different definitions of alignment can mean in terms of the body, mind, and spirit. There are a ton of gems in this interview, so make sure you listen all the way through, and while you're at it head over to www.consciousalignment.com to learn more about Michele and the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique can really compliment your Bates Method practice, so maybe even consider taking a few Alexander Technique lessons with a practitioner near you (Michele's got links to teacher directories on her site).
Nathan Oxenfeld answers several frequently asked questions about natural vision improvement on 10 topics:
1. The role of a vision coach (1:00)
2. The emotional root causes of vision problems (10:25)
3. The role of glasses and contacts (20:56)
4. Computer Vision Syndrome (28:28)
5. The risks of LASIK (35:08)
6. Palming supplements (37:27)
7. Clear flashes and night vision (41:26)
8. The role of relaxation and mental approaches (43:46)
9. Improving your child's vision (53:29)
10. The role of diet & nutrition (57:43)
Important references mentioned in this video:
https://youtu.be/Z--1JL75GFc - Bates Method 101: How To Visualize
Give Up Your Glasses For Good by Nathan Oxenfeld
Healthy Vision by Neal Adams MD
If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or send them directly through email. Also, if you have noticed any positive change or improvement in your vision please share your experience for others to read as well to help increase their inspiration and motivation. Thank you.
This episode updates you with the recent relocation of Integral Eyesight Improvement from Asheville to Carrboro, NC. There are many opportunities coming up to get involved with vision training both live and online. Stay tuned for updates for exciting happenings this summer!
In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Dr. David Hardy with Apex Brain Centers about neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to change, and the implications brain training can have on cognition, memory, balance, vision, and more. Visit www.integraleyesight.com or www.apexbraincenters.com for more information.
Nathan Oxenfeld answers some recent questions about reading eye charts, the risks of laser surgery, skepticism and doubt about natural vision improvement, the possibility of reversing high myopia, the next 12 week online vision course, and some specific Bates Method practices like swinging, sunning, palming, and more. He also shares some positive case histories from people’s comments on YouTube to share the success stories of people improving their vision. Read more about Dr. Bates’ research here: www.central-fixation.com and read the recent study backing up the efficacy of vision training here: http://www.idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr13(3)13/15.pdf
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In this episode Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts the tale of Margaret Darst Corbett getting arrested and taken to court for teaching the Bates Method in the early 1940s. Local optometrists and ophthalmologists charged Mrs. Corbett with "practicing medicine and optometry and using drugs without a license". However, Corbett never claimed to be an eye doctor, nor ever used any medicine, lenses, or surgeries in her "eye re-education" lessons. Her innocence, backed up by the testimony of hundreds of her loyal followers who benefitted from receiving her services, led not only to the case being dismissed, but also boosted her publicity and gained her many new students, including members of the jury in her trial!
Visit www.integraleyesight.com for more information about the Bates Method and to learn about the online vision improvement classes and lessons Nathan offers. You can also sign up for his monthly email newsletter called, "Eyesight Insights" on his website too, which will keep you up to date on the progress and launch of his Holistic Eyecare Kit. Search for "Bates Method 101" on YouTube to watch all of Nathan's interactive and instructional videos while you wait for the kid to be released.
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In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld informs you about his online video series called "Bates Method 101" that can be found on YouTube, gives you a glimpse of the future of the Naked Eye Podcast, which will be expanding its scope to explore other self-healing modalities that can help improve your vision, and reads an excerpt from Dr. Bates' 1920 book "Perfect Sight Without Glasses", which can be read online for free at www.central-fixation.com. More information at www.integraleyesight.com
In this episode, Nathan shares a success story from one of his vision students, then lists the 5 bad vision habits you need to break and offers 5 good vision habits for you to replace them with.
The Naked Eye Book Tour is Complete! Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, drove over 10,000 miles through 24 states and taught 21 workshops in 11 weeks. He was promoting his new book "Give Up Your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century" and raising awareness of the Bates Method by teaching Eyesight and Insight Improvement Workshops across the country. While he was in Portland, Oregon, he got interviewed by Daniel at Beyond 50 Radio. Learn more about Nathan and his work and how you can improve your inner and outer vision naturally.
In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan Oxenfeld updates you about the progress of The Naked Eye Book Tour and teaches you a simple yet effective vision improvement practice called "vision stretching" that helps you access more clarity in the distance.
The Naked Eye Book Tour 2015:
Give Up Your Glasses for Good: Holistic Eyecare for the 21st Century
by: Nathan T. Oxenfeld
Interactive Eyesight & Insight Improvement Workshops
Asheville, NC – 3/28 @ Crystal Visions Bookstore
Athens, GA – 4/8 @ BLOOM Athens
Atlanta, GA – 4/9 & 4/10 @ Candler Park Yoga
Montgomery, AL – 4/11 @ Alabama Book Festival
Austin, TX – 4/17 @ Soma Vida
Austin, TX – 4/19 @ Casa De Luz
Tucson, AZ – 4/23 @ Mostly Books
Scottsdale, AZ – 4/24 @ A Peace of the Universe
Portland, OR – 5/24 @ New Renaissance Bookshop
Bend, OR - 5/26 @ Synergy Health & Wellness
Boulder, CO – 5/30 @ Dova Center for Health & Healing
Chicago, IL – 6/6 @ Rooted Self Expression Center
Landsdale, PA – 6/12 @ Arnold’s Way
Richmond, VA – 6/17 @ Integral Yoga Center
...and more! Stay tuned for more dates and locations soon.
What is the Bates Method and how is it different than eye exercises? This episode will introduce you to who Dr. William Bates was, the method he developed that can improve your vision, and how it is fundamentally different than "eye exercises."
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, covering advances in vision training, vision science, and neuroplasticity, challenging orthodox views and belief systems, debunking vision myths, and conducting interviews with the world’s leading natural vision educators and other alternative practitioners that offer modalities that also enhance eyesight & insight. He'll also be answering listener questions and creating a forum for people who are in the process of improving their own vision holistically to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. This podcast will also be documenting The Naked Eye Book Tour 2015, which is a three-month cross-country journey to raise awareness of natural alternatives to glasses, contacts, and surgery.