The Power of Sun Gazing: Exploring the Health Benefits on your Psyche, Soul & The Human Body

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Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring practice of sun gazing and unlock the transformative power it holds for your psyche, soul, and the human body.

Beyond its breathtaking beauty, the sun radiates a profound energy that has captivated civilizations throughout history.

In this enlightening article, we embark on a journey to explore the myriad health benefits bestowed upon those who gaze into its radiant depths.

From bolstering mental well-being and nurturing the soul to revitalizing the physical body, sun gazing unveils a world of holistic rejuvenation that transcends the boundaries of conventional wellness practices.

Prepare to be mesmerized as we delve into the captivating realm of sun gazing and discover the boundless potential it holds for enhancing our overall vitality and harmonizing our being.


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Over View of Sun Gazing

Sun gazing is known also as the practice of sun eating because you take up nutrients from the Sun’s life giving energy.

It is best done at Sunrise and Sunset for a few reasons.

One is that this is when the ultraviolet light is lowest.

This ensures your eyes are kept safe from the ultraviolet rays that are strong around noon time and during the day.

Just think about how much stronger the sun is if you are at the beach at 3pm than opposed to first thing at sunrise.

My personal experience is that sun gazing at sunrise and sunset allows a sacred ceremonial time of integration, perspective and reverence for all that is.

It holds a deep code of ancient wisdom.

Try it for yourself and feel the energy of it.

It allows you to connect with something much greater than what meets the eye.

Let us dive a bit deeper into the exploration of sun gazing and its benefits to humans.

Ancient Wisdom and Sun Gazing

What does history and ancient wisdom teach us about the importance of the Sun, its effects on our consciousness, cosmos and personal health?

We can see that reverence for the sun was very much a thing in Egypt in the 14th century B.C.E.

In the imagery past civilizations left behind you can see the sun symbolized as being the ruler above and below.

The sun is grantor of life and light. It has panoptic vision emanating an ancient wisdom that we can tap into.

I feel the very best way to get a sense of the energy and power behind the sun is to sit with it and practice a bit of sun gazing to feel and see for yourself.

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Sacred Sunrise Ceremony Eden 2012

Benefits of Sun Gazing

Allowing sun light into the eyes with an open expansive gaze at sun rise and sun set may reduce stress, enhance your immune system and help your body heal.

The infrared light from the sun at these beneficial hours helps the body achieve regeneration.

If you have not heard much about infrared light I suggest you read up on it.

The sun is also like a charging station for your internal battery.

What’s more is the light at these times is very soft almost like a glowing energy.

This is very calming to our overall psyche, nervous system and can be a great clue as to the power of its regenerative properties.

I find the my nervous system is soothed putting me into a parasympathetic state of ease.

If you want to feel more connected to all that is then try sun gazing.

People have reported requiring less food after a steady practice of sun gazing due to the uptake of nutrients directly via the sun. 

There have also been cultures that utilized its energy to elicit more dreams at night.

I would surmise the reason for this is that sun gazing helps our body produce more melatonin.

Melatonin helps our sleeps but it is our most powerful antioxidant to protect the body from free radicals. 

If you want your skin to tan instead of burn sun gazing helps to do this because the more melatonin you have the better your skin will handle the sun. 

Your skin will produce more of it so that it can protect you from burning. 

It is like we have a built in shield mechanism if we only will connect with the natural elements around us to help protect our bodies, potentiate our greatest qualities and rejuvenate our ailments.

Now of course you can’t be eating a bunch of sugar and junk food and think you will tan.

Couple the sun gazing with a healthy diet and lifestyle so that you can get the most benefit from the practice.

Sun gazing directly effects better quality sleep, more energy in the day time as you get solar charged from its nourishment and it can increase your mood since it also elevates the serotonin levels.

The sun is a powerful way for us to increase our Vitamin D levels.

When we create a sun gazing practice we can enhance our immune system by absorbing this crucial nutrient.

Do you want more inspiration and motivation? You might want to try sun gazing.

Not only does the early morning light activate our soul but it also energizes us signaling our brain to reset its circadian rhythms.

You might find greater insight and energy to finish the project you are working on when you begin the practice of sun gazing.



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Sun Gazing @ Eden Hot Springs circa 2012

Beauty & Consciousness Sun Gazing

Pubmed research articles conclude Scientists have found certain crystals in our brain, specifically the pineal gland. This magnetic crystal helps us decipher the magnetic energy of the earth.

What’s more is that tribes felt this magnetic energy gave us the ability for greater intuition, direction and even enhanced telepathic or psychic abilities.

You can see birds and other animals have a similar magnet like crystal inside them that signifies their flight routes.

When we sun gaze we get a human growth hormone boost. This is significant because it is directly tied to our radiant looks.

It has been reported that due to this action on the pineal gland from sun gazing one can experience thicker hair, stronger nails and revitalization of health overall.

The health and the activation of your pineal gland is extremely important if you want to  healthfully and beautifully go through life. The pineal gland is responsible for cleaning up senescent cells. These are the old and damaged cells that if are not cleared lead to rapid aging.

The pineal gland of an 8 year old is about 8 times the size as the one of an adult.

Hira Ratan Manek was a researcher and practicer of solar healing. He was born in Bohavad, India. 

Scientists at the Pennsylvania University documented that his pineal gland grew and was activated after 130 days of observing his solar healing techniques. He wrote a book called Sun Gazing.

Manek advocated that many mental health challenges as well as physical challenges could be healed through solar healing. Something really interesting was he said fear would be eliminated after 3 months of practice. I thought that was profound. Again I don’t think you could be living on junk food and TV programming and get those results. His lifestyle was holistic.

The specific infrared light we get from the sunrise and sunset has incredible healing qualities.

For example it boosts our collagen production making the skin more supple. Infrared light helps the body heal from sickness and wounds.

I believe that once more research is done in the area of key glands in our brain like the pineal and pituitary gland and their inter connection with the sun we can see some deeper correlations.

I notice the Soul and the body or its will and higher purpose can become amplified with proper sun gazing, intention, gratitude and other health protocols combined.

Is the modern world pushing us away from this inner compass and alignment with the natural activation of our innate qualities?

I feel the more we rely on an external source like tech we will lose the sensitivity to experience our own human potential.

Tech can be a great aid for many of us but in this sense I feel the more we align with the natural realm we will magnify our own power. 

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The Infamous Kelly Wonka Sun Gazing Eden Hot Springs 2012

Is Sun Gazing Safe For Your Eyes?

Before any type of sun gazing regime is practiced you need to consult with a health practitioner.

There are certain protocols and guidelines to adhere to like avoiding the sun when ultraviolet light is intense.

You need to start slowly with a few seconds and work your way up.

The omniscient gaze of the glowing ball in the sky is one to have respect for. Engaging with its power takes some fine tuning.

With that said it can absolutely harm your eyes to do it incorrectly or for too long.

I would also suggest to just experience the sun’s energy with your eyes closed at these pivotal times and put your palms up to receive the power. This alone is helpful and I receive benefits with this method. It is a perfect way to play it safe and reap benefits.

The below protocol would be what I would if I was beginning a sun gazing practice.

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Sun Gazing Protocol

I would begin with a few seconds at sunrise and sunset.

Open your palms to the sun so that they also receive the light frequencies and absorb beneficial nutrients and energy.

A soft gaze as the sun rises or sets for a few seconds.

If you can be outside it is bets to have an unobstructed view of the horizon.

You may want to move your eyes in different directions to strengthen them and allow the light into other areas of the eye.

If you are just starting out and want to do this with eyes closed you can still move the eye muscles about to get strength and light in.

You will feel more powerful effects being grounded on the earth. This is like your anchor to harness the energy you bring into your body.

Each person is considerably unique so you have to start slow and start with 7-10 seconds at first.

Then slowly double that amount of time and work your way up to what feels comfortable for you.

You can also check out my guided sun gazing meditation here for a step by step initiation into the art of sun gazing.

Deep appreciation and humble reverence is a huge part of sun gazing.

It is a time to be still and receive living sun energy.

I like to spend time in quiet contemplation and give thanks for my life as a conduit of the heavens and earth.

During a  fast or detox is a wise to sun gaze because you will get nutrients you are not getting from food.

You will likely feel the effects even more since your body will be more sensitive and tapped in.

The sun can help you purge old outdated habits, beliefs or programs running and inspire you into higher quality thoughts.

Let me know in the comments what you think about sun gazing or how has it impacted your life?

Don’t forget to check out my guided sun gazing meditation here.

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