022: Aldous Huxley’s Reading Rules for Clearer Vision Near and Far


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By Nathan Oxenfeld and Nathan Oxenfeld: Certified Teacher of the Bates Method. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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.

  1. Every 1-2 sentences, close your eyes for 1-2 seconds and remember the last word and punctuation mark.
  2. Every 1-2 pages, palm your eyes for 10-30 seconds or more.
  3. Sun your eyes, palm your eyes, and sun your eyes again before reading, or during reading.
  4. Gaze up at distant eye chart, calendar, or out window every couple of pages.
  5. Use memory and imagination to visualize perfect word or letter, or imagine black dots left/right or above/below letter, shifting back and forth mentally and physically.
  6. Gaze at tiny text or microprint in a relaxed way before and during reading.
  7. Do not hold your breath while you read. Breathe rhythmically.
  8. Do not stare or try and see a whole sentence or phrase at once (diffuse). Blink and centralize.
  9. Do not frown while you read. Catch your facial muscles straining and consciously relax them.
  10. Do not read through half closed eyelids. Keep eyes open normal. Use a slot reader.

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