Sun Gazing Method – Avoiding Eye Damage
Sun gazing is the practice of absorbing the sun’s energy through the eyes to illuminate the brain and to energize the body.
People often associate sun gazing with East Indian culture, but sun gazing played a prominent part in African ( Ancient Egyptian) and South American (Aztec) culture.
Many people run away from their natural relationship with the sun, because of environmental damage done to the ozone that increases skin cancer risk.
People also avoid staring into the sun to avoid eye damage. People who understand sun gazing benefits will participate in this ancient practice, but also do so with caution to avoid eye damage.
Avoiding Eye Damage
Staring into the sun when the UV Index is high will expose the eyes to high levels of radiation. This can lead to the development of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, pterygia (tissue growths on the whites of the eyes), skin cancer near the eyes, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea).
The safest time to perform sun gazing is within the first 45 minutes after sunrise and within 45 minutes of sunset, when the UV Index is normally 1.
The UV index increases through the morning and decreases through the afternoon. It is good to check the UV Index for your area for your area before you perform sun gazing .
You can see a chart of the UV index throughout the day for your area by putting zip code, state, or country here:
Check your sunrise and sunset time here: Sunrise and sunset times
I have found sun gazing testimonials from people who say it is beneficial if done properly, and there are studies that support its benefit as well. The western scientific community doesn’t support the validity of sun gazing though. I can understand the western point of view because the claims of what sun gazing can accomplish are extraordinary.
Masters of sun gazing claim to be able to live off the energy from the sun and not have to eat or drink anything. This sun gazing study of an Indian man who sun gazes supports this idea. His story is not the only one as there are other Indian gurus called breatharians who claim to be able to do the same thing.
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Outside of the incredible claim, other average people who perform sun gazing claimed the practice increased their energy, calmness, peace, health, and also reduced their need for food. The thought is the energy from the sun energizes and activates dormant areas of the brain, the pineal gland, stimulating physical and emotional healing in the body. It also supplies the energy that is stored in the food we eat.
- To avoid eye damage it is very important to perform sun gazing only during the first 45 minutes after sunrise or during the last 45 minutes before sunset when the UV index is 0.
- Stand on the bare earth barefoot to ground yourself to the earth. Do not stand on grass.
- Look at the sun without blinking and visualize the energy of the sun filling your body with light and rejuvenating every cell of your body with the natural life energy of the sun.
- This is done for 10 seconds of the first day of sun gazing. You add 10 seconds on every consecutive day, so on the second day you are gazing for 20 seconds and on the third day you are sun gazing for 30 seconds.
- You only continue this until you reach 44 minutes of sun gazing. You stop sun gazing after 44 minutes which is normally the time the UV Index increases from 0.
- It takes 9-10 months of daily sun gazing to reach 44 minutes and afterwards you walk 45 minutes each day barefooted on the bare earth for the 6 days following the completion of sun gazing.
- Make it a habit to walk on the bare earth barefooted to keep yourself grounded. Doing so not only assists the absorption the the sun’s energy into your body it also helps to reconnect you to nature and encourages your oneness with it. You spend more time centering and removing your dependence on things and learn to appreciate just being.