The Practice of Sun Gazing

Sun gazing is called multiple things – it is also known as solar healing, solargazing, sun staring, Sun Yoga, Surya Yoga and Solar Yoga. All terms refer to the practice of staring directly at the sun in order to receive nourishment, healing and spiritual enlightenment.  What most people don’t tell you is that the real reason for this is because the eyes do absorb the light from the sun, and the sun is the most full spectrum light on the planet.  That means that your body is absorbing color energy, to which is also the purpose of food – the only difference is that you are eating color energy with plants while with the sun, you are absorbing that color energy through the eyes.  Life is about energy and vibration. 

The gazing is usually done only during the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset, when the sun’s rays are most gentle to your eye.  This is especially important for beginners, or people who wear sunglasses.  Your eyes are weak, therefore, kind of like a muscle, you must slowly strengthen it.

One guy that is well known in this field is a man with a nickname of “HRM”, short for Hira Ratan Manek, who owns a business out of Florida where he gives his testimonials on sungazing and it’s benefits.  Hira Ratan Manek was born in 1937 in Bodhavad, India, and was raised in Calicut, Kerala, India, where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala. After graduating, he joined his family’s spice trade business before retiring from that in 1992 to pursue a life-long interest in sun gazing.  He now tours the US and other parts of the world giving his accounts.  If you search for him on Youtube, you’ll find some of his lectures and they are very interesting.  I have added my favorite below.

Manek states that we have a super computer in our bodies, given to us by nature and that’s our brain — which he calls the “brainuter.” He says that sun gazing activates the full potential of your brain, bringing forth “infinite inherent powers” that have remained dormant for millennia.

In order to activate these dormant brain powers, Manek suggests:

Being a holistic entity it needs a holistic power supply. Sun energy is the source that powers the brain, which can enter and leave the human body or the brain only through one organ that is the human eye. Eyes are the Sun Energy’s entry door to the human brain.

Sun gazing was also practiced by ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Greeks, Mayans, in Tibetan Yoga and some traditions of Qigong, Tai Chi, and by some Native American tribes.

HRM, states that the sun can be used to heal the mind, body and spirit. As a result of sun gazing, he claims to have better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Perhaps the most startling claim HRM makes is that, since he became a devoted sun gazer, he has been able to sustain himself on solar energy alone for very long periods, without eating any food.

HRM claims they discovered his brain’s gray cells were regenerating and that his pineal gland was expanding, rather than the shrinking that is typical after the mid-fifties.

Since 2002, Manek has given hundreds of lectures all over the world and has been the subject of many articles, interviews, and even a film. In 2002, he established the Solar Healing Center, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. There are now Solar Healing Centers all over the world, as well as over thousands of enthusiastic sun gazing followers.

The Sungazing Processes and Practices

HRM has developed a method for sun gazing, based on years of study, and trial and error. He states it can be accomplished by anyone, in any part of the world, at any time of the year. Sun gazing is a one-time practice that takes 9 months to complete. It is generally broken into three phases:

  • First 3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-9 months

After the 9 months, there is a life-long regimen of “bare foot walking” on earth soil for 45 minutes a day, and the more you stick to this regimen, the more your body will be “recharged.” More about this later.

First Three Months

Manek instructs sun gazers to begin their sun gazing journey by spending a maximum of 10 seconds on the first day looking directly into the sun during the safe hours, which are defined as within one hour after sunrise or within one hour of sunset. While sun gazing, it is important if possible to stand on warm, bare earth. This helps to ground you and enhances the sun gazing benefits.

On the second day, look for 20 seconds. Add 10 additional seconds every day thereafter. So, after 10 days, you will be looking at the sun for 100 seconds (e.g., one minute and 40 seconds).

In this first phase, it is common for people to begin experiencing a more positive mindset, less negativity, more confidence, more compassion, and less fear.

Three to Six Months

At the end of three months, your gazing time will be about 15 minutes. This is the period during which many people begin to find their physical diseases subsiding.

HRM also states that 70-80 percent of the energy synthesized from food is used by your brain to “fuel tensions and worries”, and after three months, these tensions go away, leaving this newly freed energy available for more productive use. You might also find your need for food decreasing.

When you reach 30 minutes duration, he states you will be “slowly liberated from physical disease” since, by then, your organs are all receiving their needed Prana[iv], or life energy, directly from the sun.

Your body needs energy, not necessarily food. Food is actually our “secondary energy source,” according to HRM. The human body does not convert sunlight into energy in the same way plants do, with chlorophyll, but through a different photosynthesis process, like a photovoltaic cell.

HRM states:

“You are your own master at the end of 6 months.”

Six to Nine Months

After 6 months, you will start to utilize the original form of “micro food,” which comes from the sun. This has the additional benefit of having no toxic waste attached to it.

At around 7.5 months, or 35 minutes per day of sun gazing, you can expect your hunger to start decreasing appreciably. Hunger results from the energy requirements of your body, which is a must for your existence. Conventionally, you are getting the sun energy indirectly by eating foods that are a by-product of sun energy. Now, you are getting the energy directly.

Between 8 and 9 months (44 minutes), HRM says you can expect your hunger to be pretty much gone. If it isn’t, he says it is because you don’t have enough belief in the process, and it will take you a little longer, but it is still achievable.

More importantly, at this stage, your energy levels are very high and you will have a very deep sense of well-being.

After Nine Months

Quickly after nine months, you require to discontinue solar gazing for the sake of eye care–your eyes have reached the limits of what they can safely take. Nevertheless, your body will sooner or later turn into “discharged,” kind of like a battery, and want to be recharged.Recharging is achieved by walking bare-foot, on bare earth, preferably in the sun, contemplating that the bare earth includes a exceptional deal of sun power.This functions, HRM explains, merely simply because the act of walking stimulates your pineal gland. As is described in reflexology[v] your foot is a microcosm of your complete body, and your large toe is connected with your pineal gland. The other toes are connected to the other considerable glands of your physique. Far a lot more data about the pineal gland will be presented in a following section.The advised walking schedule is, stroll for six consecutive days after you have completed your nine months of sun gazing, for 45 minutes per day. Just walk at a relaxed pace–no require to stroll briskly or jog.Then, walk often (he does not give a minimum or maximum) for a year, typically for 45 minutes. Following a year of “recharging,” if you are content with how you feel, you can discontinue bare foot walking. But if you want to strengthen your immune plan, memory, intelligence, and so on., then continue the walking.He also mentions that many other mental and spiritual constructive aspects are achievable all through this time, such as new psychic expertise, a constructed-in “navigational” plan, and higher levels of brain activity. He states:

“Almost all concerns get solved.”