Yoga & Glaucoma

‘Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it isn’t diagnosed and treated early. It can affect people of all ages but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.’ NHS

The main concern is damaging the optical nerve by putting it under increased pressure. Be careful with any pose where you feel a pressure in your eyes and find ways to make it more relaxing and also decrease eye pressure.


  • Use yoga to help you destress


  • Poses to avoid: inverted poses (bridge, dog, shoulder stand, deep standing forward bends, headstand) – anything where the head is below the heart. where increased pressure is put on eyes.