In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reads a section of Aldous Huxley’s book The Art Of Seeing that explains a handful of simple yet powerful suggestions to transform reading from an activity that tires your eyes into an activity that improves your vision.
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In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Daniel Georgiev, the creator of Iris, which is a blue light blocking computer software.
Daniel lives in Bulgaria and his Iris software has been gaining more traction recently. Apple and Android have both added blue-blocking features to all their smartphones and tablets... but what about your laptop or desktop computer? That's where Iris comes in.
You can download Iris on all your laptops and computers to begin protecting your eyes from the potentially hazardous effects of excessive exposure to blue light being emitted from your screens.
Blocking blue light by using softwares, blue blocking glasses, improving our vision habits, or limiting screen time, can help decrease Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms, prevent blurry vision and dry eyes, and even prevent future development of eye complications like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Nathan and Daniel discuss the negative effects of the blue light coming from your screen and how to block it, the flicker rate of your screen and how to fix it, the benefits of full spectrum sunlight to counteract screen time, whether blue blocking glasses work or not, proper vision habits while working on the computer, proper lighting and different types of artificial light bulbs, and many other interesting topics.
To download the free Iris Mini or to buy a lifetime license for Iris Pro, visit http://www.iristech.co/
To watch Daniel's TED Talk, go to https://youtu.be/HN30fO2I2aU
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In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reads you the story of Dr. William Bates' own personal experience recounting how he discovered one of the fundamental truths about natural vision improvement: that memory brings vision. As a conventionally trained ophthalmologist, Dr. Bates was trying all kinds of experiments involving strain, tension, and effort to try and get his farsighted eyes to be able to focus on fine print up close without his reading glasses. He even consulted hypnotherapists, electricity specialists, neuro-psychologists, and more, but to no avail. After months and months of failed experimentation upon himself, he finally had a breakthrough one night with the help of his trusty assistant. This breakthrough enabled him to be able to read the fine print on a newspaper clearly without his reading glasses, and eventually led him to make even more discoveries about how to reverse all kinds of other vision problems with the help of the memory, imagination, and visualization - not by doing physical eye exercises. Listen to Nathan read this story to you from the February 1922 edition of Dr. Bates' Better Eyesight Magazine, which was a monthly publication that spanned 11 years and was devoted to the exploration of holistic eye care and alternative approaches to preventing and reversing vision problems naturally. After reading the article, Nathan spends some time reflecting on the material and adds some commentary to make it easier to understand and apply to your life and your vision. If you want to go even deeper into the process of improving your vision naturally, just like William Bates and Nathan Oxenfeld did, then consider either enrolling in Nathan's online vision improvement course the Holistic Vision Program or consider working with Nathan privately in the form of one-on-one vision training lessons online. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld gives a preview of some exciting things coming up in 2018 including his next 12 Week Online Group Vision Improvement Course from January 17th-April 11th, the planned release of the new 3rd edition of his book Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century, an East Coast US Book Tour in the summer, a West Coast US Book Tour in the fall, and the next Association of Vision Educators Conference in Portland, Oregon in September. He then recounts his recent one month European Vision Tour where he offered 5 free natural vision improvement walks in Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and London, and attended his first International Holistic Vision Conference in Scotland. He introduces you to the magnificent speakers at that conference and briefly reviews the topics of their talks that covered powerfully varied approaches to natural vision improvement, including the Bates Method, Massage, Binocular Vision, Truama Releasing, Somatic Experiencing, Neurolinguistic Programming, Bach Flower Remedies, Sound Therapy, and more. To see some pictures from his European Vision Tour, visit http://www.integraleyesight.com/europe2017 and to read Nathan's article called "Look With Love: The Art of Receptive Eyesight", visit http://www.integraleyesight.com/lookwithlove. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld answers the simple question - What Is The Bates Method? and proceeds to explain exactly how it is possible that you can retrain your eyes, brain, and mind to see clearly again without using glasses or contacts or getting a laser eye surgery. This idea was suggested to Nathan by a woman he met in one of his free natural vision improvement walks he hosted throughout Europe in October. She requested an episode where I explain the Bates concepts in simple and easy to understand terms so she can share it with her friends and family who want to learn more about what it is and how it works. Nathan also briefly explains what he does as a Bates Method teacher and coach and overviews some of the ways he teaches people how to see clearly again naturally.
If you have a question or suggestion for a podcast episode, feel free to visit www.integraleyesight.com and contact Nathan.
Visit www.integraleyesight.com/europe2017 for a recap of Nathan's European Vision Tour.
Stay tuned for more events happening in 2018 like a new 12 Week Online Group Course, a new edition of Nathan's book Give Up Your Glasses For Good, an East Coast US Book Tour in the Spring/Summer, and a Pacific Northwest Book Tour in the Fall, as well as more podcasts and videos!
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In this episode of The Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan reads Doug Marsh's enlightening 5-part article titled Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment including:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Problems with the Excess Near Work Theory
Part 3: Problems with the Hereditary Theory
Part 4: A Radical Mind-Body Theory for The Cause of Myopia
Part 5: A Successful and Empowering Solution to Control Myopia
This 5-part article was a follow up to Doug's previous 4-part article titled Orthodox Myopia Research: Blind Alleys and No Cure and a precursor to his article Optometrist Cures Her Own Myopia.
Doug Marsh is a retired civil engineer who improved his vision and wrote Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach, a book about blending the Bates Method with the ancient principles of Taoism. He also wrote a 2-part article called The Tao of Colors Part 1 & Part 2.
Visit www.iblindness.org for more articles, ebooks, and discussion forums about natural vision improvement. There you will also find an inspiring collection of case histories and Bates Method Success Stories.
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In this episode of the Naked Eye Podcast, Nathan interviews Marybetts Sinclair, who is a massage therapist and natural vision improvement teacher from Corvallis, Oregon. Marybetts has been a massage therapist since 1975 and loves exploring the connection between chronic upper body tension and vision problems. Her interest in this began when she noticed that the relaxation she provided people through her bodywork and massage would almost immediately vanish the moment they stood up and put their glasses back on. To facilitate the most comprehensive solution, she started referring her clients to see other practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, and the Bates Method. After significantly improving her own vision using the Bates Method, she also became certified to teach it and incorporate it with her preexisting massage practice. Marybetts is also an avid juggler and talks about how juggling can grow your brain and improve your vision.
Visit http://www.marybettssinclair.com for more information about Marybetts and her books, articles, and classes.
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In this episode, Nathan invites you to think about your vision in terms of the past, the present, and the future. Your past vision refers to your vision history. To clarify your past vision you need to explore your own unique underlying root causes to your vision problem, whether it was physical, mental, or emotional in nature. Your present vision refers to your vision right now. To clarify your present vision you need to create and maintain a daily holistic vision routine. You also need to make sure you are staying present during your practices, which is referred to as your Eye-Mind connection. Your future vision refers to your vision of your future and the future of the world. To clarify your future vision you need to set goals and work toward achieving those goals by creating vision boards and visualizing your future self. Reflect on your 2016, look toward your 2017, and enjoy the right here and right now. Email email@example.com to share your vision goals or ask questions. Visit www.integraleyesight.com for more information.
In this episode Nathan recaps his experience at the 5-day conference with the Association of Vision Educators at the Peaceful Meadow Retreat Center in Boulder, Colorado in late September 2016. He gives you a peek inside the conference including some of the workshops, speakers, and topics discussed throughout the eye-opening long weekend. Here is the link to see Dr. Elliott B. Forrest's New Model of Functional Astigmatism and here is the link to see Dr. Ray Gottlieb's amazing Presbyopia Chart both mentioned in this episode. Email nathan (at) integraleyesight.com with questions or suggestions. Thanks!
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.