solar yoga

Sun Gazing

Sun Gazing - Animated Sun

The Art of Sun gazing has been practiced for thousands of years. It has been brought to light recently by authors and solar gazing pioneers Hira Ratan Manek (sun gazing) and Jashumeen (living on light) who claim to primarily “live on light.” They are using photosynthesis the same process by which plants convert sunlight into energy and nutrition.


I have been personally doing it for almost a year now, and I’ve noticed more energy, stronger workouts, feeling less hungry, better sleep, heightened mood, improved vision and deeper spiritual connection. I feel that they’re really on to something. I don’t do it exclusively, but I do use it as a way to gain better health, better eyesight and deeper spiritual connection (it detoxes your pineal gland, better known as the “Third Eye”).


It’s healing benefits are many and often profound. It can increase your overall health as well as heighten your mood and help you achieve a deepened spiritual connection. From a spiritual and metaphysical perspective looking at the sun is half of an equation that seeks to unite spirit and matter (father sun and mother earth).


The Counterpart to Sun Gazing is called Earthing.  Which means that you make a bodily connection to the earth and it’s magnetic and vibrational field. I’ve learned it from watching and applying the holistic health advice from David Wolfe’s Longevity Now series of cutting edge longevity and cellular regeneration techniques. It’s changed my life completely! Using the earthing and sun gazing techniques with all the natural supplements has helped me keep my eyesight at 20/20 (I’m over 50), I am stronger and more fit than people half my age (I’m a natural bodybuilder), my hair is full and dark brown, and I rarely ever feel ill.


You can supercharge your sun gazing benefits by standing or seated on a natural surface (grass, dirt or even concrete) with your bare feet or other direct bodily contact while sun gazing. If you just can’t go barefoot, then do try using some ESD shoes (electrostatic discharge), or grounded earthing shoes.


What going barefoot or using these shoes can do for you is allow you to make a direct connection to earth or ground, removing the harmful EMF’s and providing your body with antioxidant support. Making an earthed connection removes the disease and aging free radicals from your body. They have shoes for men or women, that you can use when you can’t go barefoot. You only need to stand on grass, concrete or dirt for this to work the most effectively.  Just click on the women’s or men’s shoes for more grounded varieties:


Earthing Shoes for Women

Earthing Shoes


Earthing Shoes for Men

esd grounding shoes for men

Both are very important in achieving balance in our lives.  We will discuss the benefits of earthing on another post to follow.  So, let’s now look at some of the benefits of gazing at the sun and how to do it in a safe and effective way.

Solar Gazing Benefits:

  • Deepened Spiritual Connection
  • 3rd Eye Activation
  • Increases Intuition
  • Increased Natural Melatonin Production
  • Increased Vitamin D Production
  • Natural Mood Elevation (relieves depression)
  • Increases Physical Strength
  • Increases Metabolism
  • Provides a source of Nutrition
  • Increases Circulation
  • Improves Eye Sight and Night Vision

As you can see learning to sun gaze can be one of the most beneficial things that you can do.  And the price is right too = It’s Free!  Let’s look at how to practice this sacred art to achieve it’s benefits.  You want to start out by going slowly so you can acclimate the rods and cones in your eyes for increased information (intelligence) transmission.  Use the following sungazing guidelines:

Solar Healing Techniques

  1. Look directly at sun when it is directly on the horizon (1-5 minutes before sunset or after sunrise)
  2. Stare into the heart of the sun on your first day for 5 seconds (no more!)
  3. Block your eyes with your hands or close your eyes for a minute afterwards
  4. Drink water afterwards to spread it’s benefit

Each day you can increase the time for sun gazing by 5 seconds.  Work your way up to about 12 minutes a day if you can. You will begin to see benefits after about a month of doing it consistently.  Experienced Sun gazers can do this for over an hour.  It is not recommended that you do sun gazing at any other time than sunrise and sunset.  This is the safe zone.

Solar Yoga

They even have a form of Yoga called Solar Yoga that works in accordance with the sun’s energy.  This makes plenty of sense as it can give your more energy and flexibility as well as the spiritual connection inherent in practicing yoga.  Do include this practice into your daily life and let me know of your personal results.  Comments are most welcome!  Happy Sun gazing!   You can find out how to use this natural healing and creative energy safely and effectively by downloading the sun gazing techniques book or visiting the sungazing site by clicking on the sungazing logo below!


solar healing book

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