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What is Sun Gazing?

Sun Gazing is the practice of looking directly at Sun. It is known by many other names such as solar healing, sun staring, sun yoga and surya yoga.

Sun Gazing is the rebirth of a science practiced in ancient times throughout the world. Sun Gazing can solve many of the ills of the present day and provide solutions on all fronts - physical, mental and spiritual.

One can become independent and free by Sun Gazing. Sun is available equally for all for free. Sun Gazing is believed to be a spiritual practice from the ancient times. As more and more people are now starting Sun Gazing, it is becoming a repeatable phenomenon and hence it is becoming a scientific practice.

Benefits of Sun Gazing:
Practitioners and theories on Sun Gazing say that
  • Sun Gazing stimulates pineal gland that causes
    • more secretion of serotonin hormones which brings satisfaction and relaxation i.e. happiness.
    • less secretion of melatonin hormones which reduces the need for sleep.
  • Sun Gazing increases energy level and vitality.
  • Sun Gazing nourishes body and mind.
  • Sun Gazing causes loss of desire and need to eat food.
  • Sun Gazing reduces the need for sleep.
  • Sun Gazing causes loss of excess weight.
Are there any dangers in Sun Gazing?
Doctors caution against looking directly at the Sun that it can harm the retina.  However, doing it correctly can even cure the eyes. But, it is advisable that you get your eyes checked during the first few weeks/months of practice.

Popular Sun Gazers:
  • Sunyogi Umasankar (

    My take from this video:
    • While there are many different ways to get started with Sun Gazing important part is to get started 
    • One can get started with basic safety measures and believe own experience there after.

  • Breatharian Prahlad Jani (No Food Nor Water For 10 Days)
    My take from this video:
    • There are many different ways to do Sun Gazing.

  • Hira Ratan Manek’s website on Solar Healing -
    Sun Gazing is a unique phenomenon made popular by Hira Ratan Manek and is being called as HRM Phenomenon.
    HRM (Hira Ratan Manek) explains the practice of Sungazing or Solar Healing
    My take from this video:
    • Sun Gazing is a scientific practice with predictable results.

  • My take from the movie - Eat The Sun:
    • Make sure you have a life long spiritual goal and believe that the Sun Gazing practice is going to help you in that. If you do not have spiritual aspirations sooner or later you will leave this practice even if you have had positive and encouraging results.
    • Level of benefits of Sun Gazing vary depending on life style and mental, physical purity.

Additional recommendations

  • Grounding: Increase your touch with mother earth. If you prefer to stand, stay barefoot as much as possible. This recommendation holds good irrespective of whether you do Sun Gazing or not.
  • Sit cross-legged if you prefer to sit during Sun Gazing.
  • Sunning: Expose yourself to Sun to get the benefits.

Scientific views on Sun Gazing

Related articles: Here are a few articles that will help with additional information on the topics discussed above -


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