The term gaze is frequently used in physiology to describe coordinated motion of the eyes and neck.
Gaze Stability is the ability to keep your eyes on that target for as long as necessary.
Why Gaze Stabilization?
Gaze stabilization evolved as a basic tenet of human brain function. We as humans would have never evolved without it. Gaze stabilization is a great introduction to neurological training and has the paradoxical ability to both stimulate and calm the brain and mind.
Other benefits from this type of neuro training include; balance and stability, movement, focus, and visual processing.
We always recommend starting with Gaze Stabilization if you are having difficulties with Pursuits and Saccades.
The 3 Different Activities
You’ll notice that we have 3 different types of Gaze Stabilization, one for the morning, one for the evening and one for anytime.
The idea is to find one that you are most comfortable with. The morning and evening have colored backgrounds that may promote additional neurological benefits. However, everyone processes light differently and activates different neurological networks so we have also included a simple white background.
Humans evolved with blue light waking us up, and orange helping us sleep. This has worked for plenty of folks in clinic but it's not for everyone. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
When Should I Do Gaze Stabilization?
Gaze Stabilization can be done whenever the time feels right for you. Gaze Stabilization is an amazing way to help regain focus. If you ever find your mind starting to wander try doing Gaze Stabilization.
How Often and Long Should I Do Gaze Stabilization For?
To see optimal benefits, we recommend doing Gaze Stabilization at least once a day for at least 2-4 weeks. Start off slow and try it a few times per week and gradually increase from there.
In an ideal world, Gaze Stabilization becomes a part of your regular routine and something you practice for time to come.
Source: Frontiers in Neuro Aging - Cerebral Blood Flow and Cognitive Functioning in a Community-Based, Multi-Ethnic Cohort: The SABRE Study