MH has talked about sungazing as one of the important ways to get back to health. He always says the modern person spends too much time in indoors, in the dark – and in the long run this is definitely not good for our health. In the past, he has recommended conceiving children outdoors to create more Aware Beings. I don’t know much about that but it would be interesting to hear feedback on children conceived under the sun and how they behave in life afterwards.
At the Solar Healing Center website Hira Ratan Manek has one of the better methods for practicing this form safely. I accomplished three months worth of sungazing which is up to the 15 minute mark and had many good results from it. Once you start gazing at the sun it will activate the pituitary and pineal glands in the brain. It will also open up blockages in the spine right away. Another good quality about the practice is, it will heal and repair the functional channel to improve digestion.
When you gaze directly at the sun, the most important benefit is steadying the eyes. As a rule of thumb, when the eyes are steady the mind becomes steady. As we intentionally still our body there is a better chance to deepen our meditative practice and stability can be gained. A famous quote from the bible says:
“Be still, and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10
You can gaze directly or indirectly at the sun. When you are fully and properly trained, gazing DIRECTLY at the sun will yield the most benefits. In this case you will experience the deepest penetration of light and energy into your system. When you are not too experienced you can gaze INDIRECTLY and let the light begin to enter your system slower as you stare into the sky alone or look through the leaves of a tree with the sunlight being diffused.
For best results, it has been taught to stand on sand or dirt and not the grass while gazing at the sun. If you are not sure, try both until you can perceive what is better. After working with it I am sure you can discern that standing in sand, gravel or dirt is a lot better energetic wise.
The method: Stare at the sun for ten seconds on day one; then add ten seconds to each day. Blinking is OK. When finished, palm your hands over your eyes and concentrate on the after-image of the sun until it disappears.
- After 90 days all mental disorders and mental diseases will be cured
- After 180 days all physical disorders get cured
- After 270 days hunger pangs disappear and you attain victory over taste and hunger
Power boost: Looking at the sun for 30 seconds early in the morning reduces melatonin levels right away so your body temperature rises immediately. This will counteract the tendency to sleep all day like a vampire and you feel super-charged.
It is very important to practice during the safe hours. Research more about it at the HRM website:
“No harm will come to your eyes during the morning and evening safe hours. The safe hours are anytime within 1-hour window after sunrise or anytime within the 1-hr window before sunset. It is scientifically proven beyond a reasonable doubt that during these times, one is free from UV and IR rays exposure, which is harmful to your eyes.” — Hira Ratan Manek
RULE: It is import to get thoroughly educated first and NOT exceed 44 minutes as it will be dangerous.
TIPS: I discovered two things with my own observations of this practice. First, if you bare your teeth to the sun – the bones all through-out the body are infused with healing light. Second, if you close your eyes and face the sun it feels like an acupuncture session as the individual channels that are in most need of repair get energized.
IMPORTANT: Always palm the eyes afterwards as this will be cooling. If you are attuned to reiki…the symbols in the palms will add more beneficial healing energy into your eyes and throughout your nervous system.
One last thing, BEFORE each session it is good to drink a glass of water to hydrate your body and AFTER the session it is best to walk on the grass for some time to ground the solar energy that you took in.