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Episode 36: Winter Solstice Meditation

Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld offers monthly Vision Halls for his private vision students as perk of enrolling in one of his online programs or attending one of his live events. This is an excerpt from the special Winter Solstice Meditation taught on December 21st, 2019. To access the second half of this video, to access the entire Vision Hall Archive, and access all future monthly Vision Halls throughout 2020 and beyond, please go to https://www.integraleyesight.com to learn more about becoming one of Nathan’s vision students.

Winter Solstice Meditation – December 21st, 2019 -Embracing the balance between light and dark… -The potential healing properties of darkness… Guided palming visualization… -Reflecting on the lowlights and highlights of the last decade 2010-2019… -Looking ahead to 20/20 vision in 2020 and beyond… -Q&A

Please visit https://www.integraleyesight.com for more information. Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 35: Light & Color Conference in Croatia, Holistic Vision Conference in Germany, and Vision Retreat in USA

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld recaps his recent three week trip through Europe to attend the International Light Association Conference in Pula, Croatia followed by the International Holistic Vision Conference near Frankfurt, Germany. Both of the conferences were filled with amazing speakers by leaders in the fields of light therapy and vision therapy. Listen along as Nathan gives you a glimpse inside what gets explored at these eye-opening gatherings. Right after returning to America, Nathan led a 4 Day Eyesight & Insight Immersion Retreat near Asheville, North Carolina, which he also shares a bit about.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 34: How To Breathe Through Stress and Relax When Busy

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld teaches you a strategy to reduce stress, anxiety, and worry, and increase relaxation, clarity, and focus. This breathing technique, often called “Box Breathing” involves inhaling for 4 seconds, holding for 4 seconds, exhaling for 4 seconds, holding for 4 seconds, and repeating. With practice, the number of seconds can be gradually increased to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, etc. It is recommended to do this breathing practice while sitting down or lying down in a safe and comfortable place. As a yoga teacher, Nathan utilizes breathing practices and yogic pranayamas on a regular basis to manage stress – even when it is good stress. This is a fast and simple way to switch from the sympathetic “fight, flight, freeze” nervous system to the parasympathetic “rest, digest, relax” nervous system.

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Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this episode.

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Episode 33: A Conversation with Barry Auchettl

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld sits down for a conversation with Barry Auchettl. Barry Auchettl is the founder of Eye Power, the creator of Conversations The Game, and the facilitator of Life Vision Mentoring. He is based in the Gold Coast, Australia and joined Nathan for a week of filming on the West Coast of USA for the new Vision 2020 Documentary. All of these topics and more are covered in their chat, so have a listen!

Visit https://www.barryau.com for more information about Barry Auchettl, Eye Power, Conversations, and Life Vision Mentoring. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2020movie for more information about the Vision 2020 Documentary where you can donate to support the project and share the page with your friends and family. Donations for the documentary can also be sent via PayPal at https://paypal.me/integraleyesight Thank you!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 32: Accelerate Your Health with Sara Banta

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Sara Banta, the owner of Accelerated Health Products. They discuss supplementing with silver and gold, the importance of collagen for the eyes and iodine for the third eye, the benefits of ketogenic diet, and much more!

Sara is a Health Coach and busy mother of three who are now 12, 14 and 16 years old. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University with a degree in Economics and Psychology in 1998. In 2016, she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The Invincible Wellness System. Through her journey, she has had to solve many health issues within her family including her son suffering from leukemia at the age of nine, her daughter having allergies, anemia and asthma, her husband having heart issues, her other daughter having comprehension and learning issues, in addition to headaches. This of course is on top of her own issues with fertility, hormones, adult acne, IBS, digestive issues, heavy metals and much more.  She has had to Connect the dots and realize what was causing all of these issues and what the solutions were, which also of course involved the mind body connection. A lot of the same solutions that heal the gut or the brain are the same solutions that heal and help eyesight. With that, she has devoted her life to providing guidance and all natural health supplements and solutions that heal the body and the problems not just addressing the symptoms to her clients. 

***She has offered a 15% off coupon code (nakedeyepodcast15) for our listeners on her website www.acceleratedhealthproducts.com***

Visit integraleyesight.com/tour for details on the upcoming Eye Yoga and Vision Workshops in July in Vancouver BC, Portland OR, and New York City NY.

Visit www.gofundme.com/2020movie to learn more about the upcoming Vision 2020 Documentary and donate to the cause!

Visit www.bettereyesightpodcast.com to listen to the 3 teaser episodes leading up to the official launch on July 1st.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 31: My Journey From Blur to Clarity

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, recounts his personal journey from daily dependence on glasses and contacts for myopia and astigmatism for over a decade, to reaching the point of seeing 20/20 without lenses. Take a walk down memory lane starting all the way back when he got his first pair of glasses in elementary school, some of the deeper underlying root causes that most eye doctors don’t talk about, all the way to college where he was first introduced to The Bates Method and natural vision improvement.

Nathan shares the exact steps he took starting from the first day he began retraining his vision, the initial successes he experienced, as well as some of the hurdles and challenges he encountered along the way. Follow along as this journey ventures through Iceland, Yogaville, Central America, USA, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia! As you listen to his personal story, you’ll also gain insights about your own personal vision story, and also pick up some helpful hints and “a-ha” moments throughout. This episode was suggested by a Naked Eye Podcast listener, so if you have any suggestions for future episodes or interviews, please send an email to [email protected]

Check out the new Better Eyesight Podcast and become a member of the Better Eyesight League!

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 30: Back In Asheville, Down Under Recap, Exciting Vision Events in 2019

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld, updates you on the rest of his trip in Australia, including adding 4 free vision walks to the end of the trip, his relocation back to Asheville to open the new Integral Eyesight Improvement office, the launch of his new 6 month vision improvement program starting with 2 free webinars on March 27th and April 1st to explain the program and answer questions, 2 potential vision improvement retreats happening in Vancouver this summer and in Asheville this fall, and the release of the brand new Better Eyesight Podcast this July.

Click here to see the photos from New Zealand and Australia.

Click here to see the video of the new IEI office in Asheville.

Click here to sign up for a free webinar on 3/27 or 4/1.

Click here to learn more about the 6 Month Vision Improvement Program.

Stay tuned for more details about the vision retreats and new podcast!

Visit www.integraleyesight.com for more information.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 29: Visualizing Your New Year

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld reviews his 2018 and previews his 2019. Then he leads you through an interactive 8 minute palming practice where you get a chance to reflect on your past year and visualize what you want to see in the upcoming year (practice begins at 26:26).

Click here to watch the video version of this episode – https://youtu.be/Q8bqTiJVrDA

To learn more about this topic, to sign up for the monthly “Eyesight Insights” email newsletter, to check out Nathan’s one-on-one online vision coaching and online Holistic Vision Program, and more, please visit https://www.integraleyesight.com/

Click Here to get the new edition of Nathan’s book “Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century” in paperback or eBook – https://www.integraleyesight.com/shop

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 28: Follow-Along Holistic Vision Routine with Nathan Oxenfeld

In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld guides you through about a half-dozen holistic vision practices to give you a personal experience of natural vision improvement. Settle in, eliminate all distractions, and follow along for about 45 minutes of:

  1. Diaphragmatic Breathing, Sighing, and Yawning
  2. Stretching Head, Neck, and Shoulders
  3. Reverse Blinking to Cultivate Clear Flashes
  4. Finger Swinging to Establish Oppositional Movement
  5. Near to Far Shifting to Improve Focusing
  6. Palming & Visualizing to Relax Eyes and Mind

This holistic vision routine is designed for people of all ages with all types of vision problems, as well as people without vision problems as a way to preserve healthy eyes. All the practices are designed to be done without wearing glasses or contacts.

Find yourself in a comfortable, safe space where you can be without artificial lenses. This episode is not one to listen to in the background while doing other things. This episode requires your complete attention, so download it and save it until you’re home and can fully immerse yourself in the process to obtain the greatest benefit. You will only experience flashes of clarity and vision improvements when you perform these practices in a mindful way. Keep in mind that the overall goal is RELAXATION, so NEVER STRAIN or try too hard. These are NOT EYE EXERCISES, these are RELAXATION TECHNIQUES.

Repeat this routine on a regular basis, every day or every other day, to build momentum and continue experiencing ongoing improvements in your eyesight and insight.

For more help, consider enrolling in Nathan’s online Holistic Vision Program, which contains 10 more structured vision guides in video and audio format, or to work with Nathan one-on-one as your Vision Coach.

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 27: PNW Book Tour & 2018 Vision Conference Recap

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld shares the dates and locations of his outdoor vision walks and indoor vision workshops happening in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, and Portland as part of his Pacific Northwest Book Tour. He then gives you a glimpse inside the recent 2018 Association of Vision Educators Conference by introducing you to the presenters and sharing his takeaways from their talks and workshops in hopes of inspiring you and motivating you to keep learning more about the power of natural vision improvement for your eyes, your brain, and your life.

Links mentioned in this episode:

You can learn more about Nathan’s West Coast Book Tour at https://www.integraleyesight.com/tour

You can learn more about the Association of Vision Educators (AVE) at https://www.naturalvisionteachers.com

Thanks to Audionautix for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 26: Bates Method FAQ #3

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld answers some frequently asked questions about the Bates Method of natural vision improvement, including:

  • What order should I watch your Bates Method 101 videos in?
  • Should vision practices be done with or without glasses?
  • Can I wear glasses after I do the practices?
  • What do I do once my vision improves naturally and my glasses become too strong?
  • Does natural vision improvement really work?

Nathan also provides some inspiring success stories and case histories, and clarifies some key points that will lead to greater successes with the Bates Method.

You can find the video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/nathanoxenfeld

You can learn more about Nathan’s West Coast Book Tour at https://www.integraleyesight.com/tour

Thanks to Audionautix for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 25: Reversing Astigmatism with Esther Joy Van Der Werf

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Esther Joy Van Der Werf about the functional causes of astigmatism, and natural ways to reverse it without glasses or contacts. Whether you’re trying to get rid of astigmatism or prevent astigmatism in the future, this episode will provide you with several action steps and insights on how to accomplish that. Esther and Nathan also cover lots of complimentary topics that will help you hone your holistic vision practice and make sure you are approaching it correctly in order to actually experience beneficial results and improvements in your vision.

Esther Joy Van Der Werf’s website – https://www.visionsofjoy.org/

Dr. Elliott Forrest – A New Model of Functional Astigmatism – http://bit.ly/forrest1

Dr. Elliott Forrest – Eye Scan Therapy for Astigmatism – http://bit.ly/forrest2

Astigmatism Chart – http://bit.ly/astigmatismchart

Support The Naked Eye Podcast – https://www.paypal.me/integraleyesight

Music by Audionautix – http://audionautix.com

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Episode 24: Greg Marsh and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews one of his colleagues, Greg Marsh. Listen to learn Greg’s personal story of improving his vision using the Bates Method and how he addresses the underlying emotional root causes of vision problems using the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. Greg leads Nathan through a demonstration of the EFT tapping technique and shares a handful of powerful case histories and success stories of using EFT to overcome physical, mental, and emotional issues. For more information about Greg Marsh and his work, please visit his website at http://www.bettereyesightnow.com/

Nathan just got back from his East Coast Book Tour, which you can see a photoessay of at – https://www.integraleyesight.com/eastcoastcomplete2018 – and is getting ready to begin his next 12 Week Group Online Course on July 10th, 2018 which you can get more info about at – https://www.integraleyesight.com/groupcourse

Thanks to Audionautix for the music in this podcast.

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Episode 23: East Coast Book Tour and Sneak Peek of New Book

Nathan Oxenfeld just released the new and improved edition of Give Up Your Glasses For Good: Holistic Eye Care for the 21st Century.
You are invited to attend one of his Holistic Vision Improvement Workshops along his one month East Coast book tour in June 2018:
6/3 – Richmond, VA
6/9 – Philadelphia, PA
6/11 – New York City, NY
6/14 – Boston, MA
6/16 – Portland, ME
6/19 – Chester, MA
6/20 – Douglassville, PA
Details, Locations, Times, and Tickets at www.integraleyesight.com/tour
Free Yoga Festival in Richmond on June 2 – www.peaceloverva.com

In this episode you will get an exclusive sneak peek inside Nathan’s new book as he walks you through chapter by chapter explaining the vision training process along the way. You can order the paperback or eBook version of Give Up Your Glasses For Good at www.integraleyesight.com/shop

Follow Integral Eyesight Improvement on Facebook: www.facebook.com/integraleyesightimprovement
and on Instagram: www.instagram.com/integraleyesight
Music: www.audionautix.com

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Episode 22: Aldous Huxley’s Reading Rules for Clearer Vision Near and Far

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.

Click Here for the full PDF of Aldous Huxley’s The Art Of Seeing.
Click Here to get notified right when the new edition of Give Up Your Glasses For Good is available.
Click Here to learn more about Nathan’s upcoming 2018 Book Tours.
Click Here to learn more about Nathan’s online courses and programs.
Click Here to subscribe to the Integral Eyesight Improvement YouTube channel for more videos.
Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 21: Computer Vision and Blocking Blue Light with Daniel Georgiev, the creator of Iris

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. Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 20: How An Eye Doctor Improvement His Vision Naturally 100 Years Ago

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.

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Episode 19: European Vision Tour and International Holistic Vision Conference Recap

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.

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Episode 18: What Is The Bates Method and How Does Natural Vision Improvement Work?

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! Thanks to www.audionautix.com for the music used in this podcast.

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Episode 17: Alternative Myopia Research and Proven Natural Treatment by Doug Marsh

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.
Click Here to watch Nathan’s Bates Method 101 video teaching you the practice of Palming so you can palm your eyes while you listen to this episode!

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Episode 16: Massage Therapy, Children’s Vision, and Juggling with Marybetts Sinclair

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.
Hey Kids! Keep Those Peepers Moving! Why Juggling is Good for the Eyes by Marybetts Sinclair
The Transmission of Refractive Errors Within Eskimo Families by Francis A. Young
Visit http://www.integraleyesight.com/program to learn about Nathan’s new Holistic Vision Program.
Please Subscribe on iTunes and leave a 5-Star Rating! Thanks to Audionautix for the music.

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Episode 15: Clarifying Your Past, Present, and Future Vision and Exploring Your Eye-Mind Connection

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 protected] to share your vision goals or ask questions.

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Episode 14: Vision Educators Conference Recap

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!

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Episode 13: Vision and Posture w/ Alexander Technique teacher Michele Drivon

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).

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Episode 12: 10 Vision FAQs

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:
http://integraleyesight.com/schedule/
http://integraleyesight.com/testimonials/
http://integraleyesight.com/emotions/
http://integraleyesight.com/batesmethod/diet-and-nutrition/
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. Thanks!

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Episode 11: We’ve Moved!

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! Click Here for your Free Vision Tune-Up

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Episode 10: Neuroplasticity with Dr. David Hardy

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.apexbraincenters.com or subscribe to the Train Your Brain Podcast for more information.

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Episode 9: Vision Improvement Q&A

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
Want your question to be answered in an episode of the Naked Eye Podcast? Submit your questions to [email protected]

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Episode 8: Arrested and Taken to Court for Teaching the Bates Method

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!

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Episode 7: Perfect Sight Without Glasses

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.

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Episode 6: 5 Bad Vision Habits You Need To Break

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.

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Episode 5: Interview by Beyond 50 Radio

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 nationwide 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.

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Episode 4: Vision Stretching

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.

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Episode 3: The Naked Eye Book Tour – Vision Improvement Talks & Workshops in Dozens of Cities Across USA

In this episode, Nathan Oxenfeld announces his upcoming cross country book tour. He’ll be teaching interactive workshops along the way, stopping in Athens, Atlanta, Montgomery, Dallas, Austin, Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Portland, Bend, Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, Richmond, and Raleigh. Find out where he’ll be teaching in your city!

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Episode 2: The Bates Method vs. Eye Exercises

What is the Bates Method and how is it different than eye exercises? This episode will introduce you to who Dr. William H. Bates was, the method he developed that can improve your vision, and how it is fundamentally different than “eye exercises”.

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Episode 1: Welcome to The Naked Eye Podcast

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.

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