Sir Paul McCartney has claimed that eye yoga has helped his vision after first discovering the practice on a trip to India in the late 2000s.

Talking about the unusual form of exercise, the legendary musician, 78, admitted that it can ‘look a bit weird’ but he is able to read the newspaper without glasses.

Speaking to Jessie Ware on her Table Manners podcast, Paul said: ‘I learned off some yogi in India. He explained that your eyes are muscles. Your ears aren’t, so you can’t exercise your ears. But your eyes, you can.’

Explaining some of the exercises, The Beatles legend likened it to the Union Jack shape, he continued: ‘So head still, and then you look up as far as you can, one, two, three, go back to the middle, then down, back to the middle.

‘You do three lots of that then go to the left and the right. Now you’ve got a cross, up and down, and sideways, now you do the diagonals.’

Talking about how eye yoga has helped his vision, Paul added: ‘It all makes sense. I don’t know if that’s why I don’t need glasses when reading a newspaper.’

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