Sun Gazing for Health: An Ancient Therapy

| Modified on Jun 06, 2023
Sun Gazing Health Benefits

Staring at the sun may sound like an unusual health practice; however, sun gazing benefits are said to be substantial.

Earth Clinic was one of the first sites on the internet to write about this ancient practice in 2002. We learned of the practice while backpacking through Southeast Asia in 1991.

Currently over 25 million websites are exploring the health benefits of sun gazing and debating whether it is a safe or dangerous practice!

We Love Sun Gazing

When we first learned about sun gazing on Koh Nang Yun, a remote island off of Koh Tao in Thailand (see pic below), we were told by an elderly islander in his 80s that Thais often sun gaze at the setting sun for 30 minutes at a time. The old-timer who taught us the practice said that it improves your eyesight and promotes intense dreaming.

We have gazed at the last few minutes of the setting sun many times since 1991 and can confirm that does indeed help eyesight and greatly enhances dream recall.

What Is Sun Gazing?

Sungazing, a practice also known as sun eating, is a strict regimen of gradually allowing sunlight into your eyes at specific periods of the day. The goal is to look into the sun during periods of the lowest ultraviolet-index, which occur at sunrise and sunset each day. The practice follows specific guidelines to render the most benefits and to limit dangerous exposure.

The practice is also known as the HRM phenomenon, a termed that the practice received after Hira Ratan Manek submitted himself to NASA for testing. The research suggested that Manek actually did possess the seemingly super-human ability of not eating. With regular practice, following a strict regimen over approximately 9 months, many practitioners report losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun.

Benefits of Sun Gazing

In essence, sun gazing provides beneficial stimulation to the body through solar energy. The process itself negates the body’s innate need for food and retrains it to run on the energy of the sun. As such, the process helps increase energy, clarity of thinking, and overall health.

NASA research suggested that the process could make an individual maintain a level of health that was far better in comparison to other individuals of the same age.

Sungazing has also been shown as an effective treatment for specific conditions. Melanoma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, and several other cancers are said to benefit from the treatment.

Likewise, the increased vitamin D gained from the process is a known healing agent. ¹

How to Sun Gaze

Following the specific protocol for sun gazing is crucial to prevent sun damage. The process involves a 9-month practice, which is typically broken into three phases: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 9 months. After the initial period, you’ll continue walking barefoot for 45 minutes daily for the rest of your life.

To begin, select a safe period of the day (sunrise or sunset) and gaze at the sun for 10 seconds. Continue consecutively adding 10 seconds a day. Be sure to stand barefooted and look straight into the sun. During the first three months, you’ll notice mental depression subside and an increase in the balance of the body and mind.

Continue daily gazing at the sun adding 10 seconds each day through the next phase, and you’ll experience the curing of physical diseases. Progress into the last stage, 6 to 9 months, by gradually increasing the amount of gazing to 44 minutes.

Once you have reached 44 minutes, begin walking barefoot on the earth for 45 minutes daily. Complete this practice for a total of 6 days straight at a period of the day when the soil is warm, and the sun shines on your body. This period is when you’ll realize the full effects of the practice.

To maintain increased energy levels, and to boost the immune system, continue the practice of walking daily.

Sun gazing can be both illuminating and invigorating. It also has the potential for healing the mind-body and spirit connection when done slowly and cautiously.

Sun Gazing Testimonials

Continue reading below for yays and nays reviews from Earth Clinic readers who have tried the ancient practice of sun gazing. Some of our readers suggest sun gazing with eyes closed is very effective and considerably less dangerous.

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Posted by April (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/20/2018

I am up to 31 minutes of sungazing. In the first 3 months I felt my intestine turn 3 different times. I had a c-section in past so maybe it was fixing my intestines back to where they should be. All I know is I don't have a bloated tummy anymore! I lost 15 lbs. without trying at all and I am already pretty slender so others may lose more weight. After 6 months of sungazing now I am beginning to have clear colorful image dreams and remembering them, which is a miracle.

After 3 mo. I discovered I no longer needed my "readers" for small print. I do still have double vision though so all is not completely healed though I have 32 cuts in each eye from a prior radial keratotomny surgery for vision when I was in my 20s. (Now they do laser surgery.) I know I have scar tissues in my eyes from that so I may be one that cannot heal completely in my vision from the sun, but I am praying I do.

One day after 5 mo. my one eye did a wiggle thing for a couple seconds out of the blue. I would have freaked me out, but my hubby says his eyes do that sometimes! Overall, I would recommend the HRM method of sungazing. I do think psychic abilities are showing up a little bit as well though not certain on that. I do recommend getting eye ointment and saline eye drops as there are days you will need them and listen to your eyes and take a day off if need be.

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Posted by Silvermist (Maine, Usa) on 02/07/2014

Sun Gazing is the closest "remedy" I could find to post what happened to me. My family all had a 4 day GI virus- constant vomiting. I also got this virus. I had been vomiting for about 6 hours on day 1, and then laid down shirtless in the sun through a window, like a cat. It is winter but the sun was bright and very warm on my back. I fell asleep for 45 minutes. When I awoke I was completely well, and in fact felt like a whole new human being. Mentally I had been slowly spiraling down for months without realizing it, until I woke up feeling so incredibly well. Positive brainwaves, etc. I am so amazed that I am searching everywhere to discover how the sun healed me so completely. Thank you sun!

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2063 posts

Vit-D deficiency seems like another likely culprit here. At least 20 min of Sun daily is recommended for Vit-D production and D is a big Immune Booster.

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Posted by Darrell Rolstone (Buriram, Thailand) on 05/12/2021

I am writing to you folks to confirm the AMAZING effects of "sun gazing"!

I am a 72 YO American from Marin County, California....with a BA in "Wholistic Health/Synergy" from New College of California in 1980 and one of the "pioneers" of wholistic health in Marin County in the 1970's! I am also a "Nordic Physical Therapist", having started learning that skill from my Icelandic Grandmother in 1952 at age 4. I was also the "resident therapist" of the famous Watergate Complex's Health Spa in 1977!

I have been an expat in Asia for 28 years now and had a "medical accident" in 2006 when I injured my leg that resulted in blood clots. Knowing that "modern medicine" is quite good at "injury treatments" for accidents, followed the MD's advice and started a regime of "warfarin" treatments for the clots. I DID NOT RESEARCH THAT DRUG.....and I can only blame myself for that stupidity! It turns out that I am one of the approximate 10% whose bodies respond to warfarin by allowing that drug to consume calcium directly out of our bones!

Long story short: after a couple of years on warfarin ( 1 mg twice per day....way too much and also too often, I've learned) my hip started hurting....increasingly! Within a couple of years, I was in a whole lot of pain and had to limit my walking to only the absolute necessary....about 200 meters per day! I was a widowed single father of two young children, 8 and 10 years old, and a full-time University lecturer....but I couldn't walk more than 200 meters without suffering massive pain equivalentt to a very serious toothache!!! I did not take the "pain pills" the doctors offered because I know that those very same pain pills....slowly destroy the kidneys!!!

Anyway, in desperation, I had started doing 12 chakra crystal meditations. THEN I read about "sun gazing" in 2009!!! OMG within just a few days of "drinking in the sun's energy directly into my eyes".....I felt SO MUCH BETTER and stronger all around!!! I became a complete believer within just a few days!

Luckily, my house was situated so that I could "drink in" the sun's energy from my front porch in the mornings and the back porch in the evenings....very convenient for a single parent to say the least!!! I'm writing this on May 13, 2021....and I have been "sun gazing" since 2009!

Not long after I started doing this wonderful, simple act in the mornings and evenings, during the first and last hour of sun of the day, I also read from the Nepalese guy who brought this to the world's attention, that putting one's drinking water into a large glass container and placing it into full sunlight for a few days.....would also allow the water to absorb the sun's that when you drink that water you also gain much benefit from the "solarized water"!

I've been drinking solarized water since 2008! Sun gazing or drinking is such a lovely practice. You don't have to do it for the full hour in the mornings or evenings.....just 15 to 20 minutes per day still gives great results!!! And I was once in the hospital finally having the much needed hip replacement operation.....and still maintained that same wonderfully state of strength of body even after 8 days without "tapping up the tank" sotospeak!!!

I can't say enough about this wonderfully amazing discovery! My new house has a balcony facing the south so that I can "sun gaze" both in the mornings and evenings from the convenience of my balcony!!! I also have incorporated the 'crystal chakra" meditation into this makes the practice all the more wonderful. I have posted a photo of myself taken about 1.5 years ago when I was only 71....recently I was sitting next to a yoga teacher at a wedding.....she said she just couldn't believe that I was 71!!!

The only sad thing is that I've tried to turn other people onto this, telling them that it's "one of THEE most important things I've ever learned".....but no one has even tried it!!! Also, I've always been a "sun person" and have loved being out in the sun and have never worn sunglasses I started out following instructions with the slow 10 seconds per day and working up.....but with just 3 or 4 days I was doing the entire 45 yo 55 minutes of directly taking/drinking the sun directly into my eyes....with NO PROBLEMS either!!!

Nowadays I am able to get in 45 - 50 minutes of SUN both mornings and evenings!!! And I will continue until my final day on this earth!!!!!

Many Blessings, MaTakQueeAsi/TatTvamAsi and NaMaSta to you all!!!

Rollee Rolstone, Esaan, Thailand.

P.S. to all potential or beginner sun gazers, please note that you do not need to see the sun to still gain benefit from energy received while gazing at it. Cloudy days don't matter one bit. If you've been doing this practice for even a short time, you'll know approximately where the sun is in the sky and at approximately what time, even when its behind the clouds. Additionally, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you ONLY gaze directly at the sun during the very first hour of the morning sunlight....and ONLY the very last hour of the evening's sunlight!

Lastly, I would like to let you all know about an amazing development that occurred regarding all this sun gazing business. After just a few months of gazing morning and evening, I noticed that I was starting to wake up each morning in the dark....just before the first light began to fill the sky. And as time moved on and this kept happening day after day, I realized that I had somehow become "connected/ in sync" with our sun in a way that I had never imagined was even possible! Similarly to the way many women's menstrual cycle will often become "in sync" with our moon.....or how they can also become in sync with the "alpha female" in their group of women friends. Now I understand this development to be akin to an inner alarm mechanism that announces to me each morning...."your sun is almost here....time to get up and get ready for your download"!!! And THAT development really does blow my mind....and is highly noteworthy!!!

Replied by Candy

How exactly is the sun gazing supposed to be done?


You simply stand barefoot facing the sun ONLY DURING THE VERY FIRST AND LAST HOURS OF THE DAY....when the UV is not very strong, and stare directly into the sun! The man who bought this knowledge to the west said he hadn't eaten solid food for 40 years (and that was back in 2009) and only drank a half glass of water per month! And that there were many others from his village that hadn't eaten for 10,15 or more years also! I didn't start doing this practice to move toward "not eating food".....but I figured if this fellow can get all his energy directly from the sun.....that the practice should certainly help me in my bad physical situation....and it did! It's wonderful for its "non-demanding-ness" too! Sometimes I need to go to the toilet in the problem. And if you can just get in 15 or 20 minutes morning and evening....or even just once a day.....I'm sure you will feel much better for it!!

As I had already started doing 12 Chakra meditation before I began this new practice, I just kept doing it along with the sun gazing. I place a crystal over my Chakras for several minutes as I gaze into the sun.....over the course of 40 to 50 minutes, I move the crystal up and over all the Chakras ending up with my arms fully extended above my head while holding my 3 inch amethyst crystal.....I also have a small quartz crystal that I wear around my neck....but place that necklace up and over my 3rd eye while doing this sun gazing. For more information, you could search google "NASA tests a sun gazer"...because some of the biggest problems NASA has is "eating, drinking, shitting and pissing", so when they also heard about this fellow (I can't remember his name just now) they sent someone to find him and bring him back to Florida and put him in an apartment facing south for 3 months.....he ate nothing and only drank 1/2 glass of water per month!!! But as it turned out, the sun is too strong once out of earth's atmosphere to be helpful for them. I don't know if they developed some kind of a filter.....or if they are using this simple practice nowadays!!! When I read about that convinced me to try the practice and within a couple days I was a "believer"!!!

Blessings, Darrell

Replied by Luma Rose

I disagree. I tried it and had a bad experience after a few months where I lost vision in the center of my eyesight, I was involved with several people who also were practicing at the same time as me and two of them ended up with permanent vision damage. I agree it can feel good in very small doses at sun rise or set, but nothing more!!!

Darrell Rolstone

You must not have been doing your "sun gazing" during ONLY the first and last hours of the day!!! I'm a bit further south than you are in the sun is even stronger here......11 years later of twice a day "sun gazing" and my eyes are perfect!


You must have been "sun gazing" during the day time and not only within the first and last hours of the day! Tragic news for you, Jennifer! I do recall some guy going online many years back and who told people that his mother was an "opthamologist" and was telling people that they could "sun gaze" any time of the day with no bad effects. Maybe you read his posting and were fooled by his apparent deliberate attempt to harm people with his dis-information?!?!

Replied by Chandrika R K

Hi Darrell,

Thank you for sharing this. The combination of things you practice leave you looking very young and fit.

I tried sun-gazing quite a few years ago, beginning with 10 seconds of looking at the rising sun, and worked my way up to 10 minutes before giving up. I had to go looking for a spot every day where I could stand barefoot on the mud, and where I could see the risen sun, since can't do this from my house, where the sun is obstructed by hi-rises till too late. I had a lot of healing crisis if I remember right. Also did the sun-charged water simultaneously with that. Have documented my responses somewhere... will dig it up. And I also probably began seeing light in my head after that; was also doing deep meditation at that time.

HRM, whose method I followed, I read somewhere, also doesn't eat much. But somewhere it was reported that his skin was leathery and withered. I do not know whether that was an authentic report. I do not see that of you... just a great tan.

Would be very interested in knowing what are the three things you follow. How do you do crystal meditation? other than physical fitness, has the trio enabled any insights?

Replied by Jennifer

I too am a sun lover (when we ever see the sun that is! ), and believe in its great benefits on our bodies and minds. However, over many years now I have noticed that the sun is now very pale, or white, every day. No longer the yellow/orange colour it used to be - at least as viewed here in the UK. I used to recall seeing the huge red globe after a hot summer's day shimmering down and disappearing below the horizon. Now sunsets are ALWAYS obscured by hazy skies, and the sun is tiny and pale as it just fades down even on summer evenings.

Does anyone else have this experience, or is it just in the cold, wet North?


Hi Jennifer (UK) -

Could it be geoengineering?

I saw this recent documentary called “The Dimming” about climate engineering which is going on (and has been for some time).

Until recently, I lived in a place where the sky was so blue it could dazzle your eyes with its brilliance. Over the last 10 years or so it's became a pale imitation of itself – more of a watered-down pale streaky blue.

Unfortunately, people aren't given a say in the matter when countries throughout the world try to “conquer” Mother Nature.

Food for thought .. .

Take care,



Thank you Tessa, I will certainly take a look at that. It seems strange to me that most people don't even seem to have noticed the colour of the Sun, or be asking what has happened to the most important thing in our sky. I don't know what if any effect this may have on Sun Gazing though?

Best wishes,


Replied by MARIE

I have begun sun gazing and reading as much information as I can. My question is, I have had cataracts removed in the past and consequently have lens replaced I have heard that gazing through any binoculars or such can be damaging. Do you know of anyone who has practiced this after having the cataract surgery? I have not felt any bad side effects but have only been sun gazing for two weeks so far. I love the way it feels but am concerned that the artificial lens can make it damaging.

Replied by Catherine
(Birmingham, UK)

Hi Darrell,

I'm truly inspired by your post and am delighted that your health has benefitted so much. I have just this morning found out about sungazing and am eager to try my first 10 seconds this evening. And, living in the UK, I was so relieved to see that you wrote about how this works even on cloudy days, as we get a lot of those here! Wishing you continuing good health and happiness, Catherine

Replied by K

Hello. I loved reading your comments on sun gazing. I related to you in so many ways. Love of sun, warmth, wholistic
Practice, medical accidents. That hip pain! Then when you described your parenting. So much resonates. I also get comments about how I look for my age and I wanted to say that yes, you do look well and youthful for your 70 plus years. Keep it up!! Wishing you many happy 🌞 days

Replied by elisee

Hi Darell, I live in manhattan, NY and has been sun gazing foe nearly a month now. I'm doing for 20-25 mins straight once or twice a day, I felt into it accidentally like you. The reason I'm reaching out is like you I fell in while meditating to get over my PTSD. I had acute PTSD and ADHD. I started meditating and walking everyday. I can say that most my symptoms started disappearing the same day. I used to walk around with noise canceling headphones as my hearing so hypersensitive that I have to block any sounds coming in. I can now say that I dont need them on to walk around since. I also became vegan and has stopped drinking alcohol. I came across your post while researching the web for other people like me and I saw your comments from a year ago. It would be great to exchange experiences if you get to this. Best,

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Posted by Happyone (Northern Virginia ) on 08/19/2017

I didn't know this was a thing. I've been looking at the full sun at full day since I was a child. I'm in perfect health and have maintained 20/19 eyesight my entire life (40+). I do it instinctually just as I do most everything else. I'm not saying that I always remember to quiet my mind enough to hear my inner knowing, but I do my best.

Sun gazing feels as natural to me as taking deep breaths. I don't follow a ritual or do it at a specific time of day for any regular length of time. However, I recall that I sungazed a lot more during the periods when I was fasting.

I always trust my instincts over any "authority". If you think sun gazing may help you, it probably will. If you're afraid you'll damage your eyes. You probably will. Listen to your inner guidance on all matters.


Replied by Undercuts
(Savannah, Ga)

I stared at the sun on long trips as a child. I remember vividly: crescent shapes rotating in circles, then in opposite cocentric circular paths. I recall there being three or more of these overlapping shapes occurring all at once in different patterns. I would stare for what seemed like hours straight on the 4 times yearly trips from Savannah, GA to the NC coastline.

Just now I looked quickly at the sun and witnessed a single long arc along the bottom. Also, in Clemson, SC for the eclipse in August (21st? 2017), I glanced a few times and saw these same arc shapes circling the sun. Mind you I only look for a milli-second so I don't see much movement.

Anyway, for any of you sungazers, I would appreciate any feedback on what is happening within my own eyes (inner pineal, etc) or within the sun itself.
Thanks much.

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, Usa)
488 posts

I'm an indoor cat but often look at birds and the sun out the window if I'm not too distracted, when I have a few minutes or whenever I'm outside. I always have and it's never bothered me. I look in the morning, at noon time, at solar eclipses, it doesn't matter. I also like the feel of the sun on my palms - I put my palms on the glass or the screen - don't know why but it feels really good. I suppose, because palms seldom get much light.

I like my old windows. I have some new windows that don't feel very good unless they're open and I'm just looking through the screen. They have some kind of UV filter on or in them or something. Sometimes I open the kitchen window in the winter so I can look at the sun and hear the birds.

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Posted by Jody (Honolulu, Hi) on 05/26/2017

My last sun gazing session was for about 35 min, & I'm not blind, in fact my eyesight has never been better, the depression that I've been battling most of my life has completely disappeared & I am so happy and relieved to finally feel normal and happy everyday!! I also have Hashimotos, would love to keep in touch with you!! Feel free to email me whenever!! light & love. -Jody

Replied by Dove ❣️🕊️❣️ Charis
(Roseburg, OR)

I'm a holistic nurse and wellness coach soon to start the first ever fully grounded fitness center w/ a mobile clinic and Sun (Helio) Therapy, Earthing, The Wim Hof Method (Cold Thermogenesis), and Fasting have been the single greatest and totally free (and freeing) wellness tools/protocol that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing both in myself, family, and clients(!!! )

I have a long complex chronic health issue story that includes EBV, Lyme, cancer (from EBV and RoundUp), CFS, and CIRS so if there's anyone here with a similar history who has experienced radically healing.......
Please do share & connect!

I'm on FB as Dove Thompson (newlywed) 🥰🤗🥰

Much Love & Light

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Posted by Bill (Ecuador) on 05/30/2016

On the coast of Chile from Valparaso to norther border you can sun gaze every day and its a beautiful country .. I Sun gazed for 9 months there cured my Body of very serius problems and was awakened to a whole new life.

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Posted by Sam (Uk) on 04/17/2014

I have been sun gazing since I was a child, I am now in my 40's. I came across articles about sun gazing recently like it is a new thing and that someone has suddenly invented it, which is not at all the case. I have read some of the other comments about rules and suchlike regarding sun gazing and I personally feel that individuals should research carefully so called "new" methods of healing and health before practicing. However I also agree that the individual must follow their instinct when it comes to these things as there really is no rule or set path to healing, as we are all individuals with our own way. What works for one does not necessarily work for another. I have personally been sun gazing for over 40 years with my eyes closed. That's it. No particular time of day or place and no particular amount of time except when I feel it is time to stop. The sun is a nourishing life giving energetic force, so any moment at any time or place I personally feel is suitable. Healing does not occur in specific places except in our minds and there is no right or wrong way. There is no right or wrong way to connect to the source .. there just is. Healing is healing as long as our intent is there and we follow our instinct along with common sense and plenty of research. Energy will follow thought.

Replied by Kathleen

I don't consider it to be sun gazing if you have your eyes closed. I know that can feel good & I use to sun my eyes closed, but the effect from sun gazing with your eyes open takes on a whole different meaning. I've been sun gazing for eleven years.

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Posted by Lady Light (Phoenix, Arizona) on 11/25/2011

Amazing how so many people criticize or condemn something without actually doing it, or researching it! I am a "sun gazer" of FULL sun light! I DO follow HRM's protocol of standing barefoot on DIRT, relaxing my eyes and body, and ONLY looking at the full sun just after it tops the horizon, when there is NO appreciable UV in the sun--this is the KEY! Also, to begin at 5 or 10 SECONDS for the day, until your eyes can withstand looking at the sun without tearing or hurting; THEN and ONLY then can you add more time in 5-10 SECOND intervals!!! It is about THE JOURNEY, not the destination!

People who stare at the sun for unequal amounts of time, at any time of the day, or add 1 or more MINUTES per day are totally missing the point of Sun Gazing!

When I first began Sun Gazing in 2005, I lived on the beach in San Diego, and got up to 25 minutes - I felt the best physically and mentally in years, and had phenomenal physical strength (I was 59 yo). I moved to Colorado, and encountered trees and snow, so I ended my gazing at 30 minutes. My physical and mental health totally deteriorated in Colorado! Artificial light did not "do it" for me! There I was finally diagnosed with lifelong, mis-diagnosed Celiac Disease that has destroyed my ability to absorb B vitamins and lipids from my foods.

6 years later, I have moved to Arizona - the land of the sun - and have started up Sun Gazing again. I had to stay on 5 SECONDS for an entire week until I could add another 5 SECONDS per day! Then I began to add the normal 10 seconds/day, and I am up to 2 minutes of gazing -NOT STARING - into the new sun each morning.

I cannot begin to tell you how "whole" I now feel! My endocrine system is coming back into balance, even at this beginning stage! I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is primarily a disorder of the ADRENAL glands, which severely unbalances the thyroid and sex hormones, the endocrine triad. When it is cloudy, I go outside and practice my gazing, but I do not add more time after - I only add time after finishing the SUN gazing, and ONLY if I feel that I can move on to more time! HRM and others who successfully practice REAL Sun Gazing write and tell, over and over, that it is up to the individual to feel comfortable with this practice, to slowly add 5-10 seconds per day, and to STOP if it does not feel right; that it is a SPIRITUAL practice that will OPEN up a person to using the other parts of their brain that lie dormant; that it is about SLOWLY releasing the emotional content stored within us, cleansing, revitalizing with the energy of the sun, and becoming a whole new person. It is not a race, not a fad, not something to take on as a whim.

It is very upsetting to hear so many messages of people who do NOT follow SAFE practices of Sun Gazing as taught by HRM. Don't get me wrong--I do not follow a "guru", but I DO recognize SAFE protocols, which he outlines on his website. To point-blank say that looking at the sun will cause you blindness is pure hysteria! I just finished reading an extensive account of the FACT that Galileo did NOT go blind from looking at the sun through his telescope, but from cataracts, diet, and other causes, AFTER he was 73, and LONG after he had FINISHED his telescope viewing. Besides, people who look at the sun during eclipses ONLY damage the CENTRAL part of their retina - they can SEE perfectly well except for their central vision - they do NOT go "blind"! And most of them actually regain all of their vision 3-4 months later! The media does not report that.

Mis-information is far worse than ignorance, althought they come form the same source. Paranoia and hysteria, such as I have read in many of these messages, are ill-founded. I was up to 30 minutes per day STARING INTO THE FULL SUN at sunrise, and I have NOT gone blind - in fact, as I begin again, my vision is gettting BETTER!

I feel that the most important factor in Sun Gazing has not even been touched on by anyone commenting on this message list: that of SURRENDERING oneself to the sun and cleaning out the mind, body, and spirit in doing so. This is a SPIRITUAL practice, handed down for centuries in some cultural practices. It is not for those wishing to get over hangovers quick, or to brag to others about what they are doing! If you really WANT to get into a SPIRITUAL practice that involves a complete mind, body, spirit transformation, then DO SOME RESEARCH, first, before spouting off hysteria and showing the world your ignorance. Really. Lack of research - meaning, combing the web and libraries and reading MANY research papers, many websites, COMPARING notes on who said what, with what facts to back it up, etc. - is the root of all misconceptions that lead to OPINIONS, not fact. Research in today's American society means 120 characters on Twitter! Impossible! But that is what we have degenerated into... A nation of "twitter-heads", a nation of fast-paced society that will not take the ime to stop and smell the flowers, or stop and take the time to do a week, a month, a year of research. But, that's not the instantaneous gratification that our nation has become addicted to. So, it's best to condemn before spending so much time discovering the truth.

I started Sun Gazing with 4 other friends six years ago, and all of us are just fine and have NO vision damage! Other friends reached their 44 minutes of GAZING into the full sun at sunrise/sunset without the ills perpetrated here. And we are all better "connected" with nature and vibrational frequencies because of our Sun Gazing experience.

The very FIRST question that you will want to ask yourself is this: WHY do you want to do Sun Gazing, anyway? The ONLY answer that is acceptable is: to actualize your full potential. And HOW would you even get to that answer is by researching everything about Sun Gazing, which is very evident that 99% of the commenters here have not done.

I wish you all better intentions and better research for a more real experience and outcome.

Replied by George
(Sydney, Australia)

To Lady Light and all others that have provided viewpoints and perspectives here about the safe practice of sungazing. Thank you. It is warming to know that there are other beings treating it with respect and reverance. May all of you find peace and happiness if you haven't already. And may your light be an example to all beings everywhere.

Warmest regards, George

Replied by Eloven11
(Reno, NV)

To Lady Light from Phoenix, good job on reporting your personal research with Sun Gazing. I myself am up to 20min 20seconds as of this morning. :) I concur with the increased energy and spiritual aspects, and I believe that more people should educate themselves on the different levels of alternative medicines. Feed your mind, and not with junk food. :) Thank you again for your report. :))) eLoven11 to all

Replied by G.b.t.
(Bangalore, India)

YES, YES, and YES, Finally! Thankyou so much Lady Light. I wish that your perfect TRUTH, about safe sun gazing will reach out everywhere. I do think that people who are messing arround in good things, doubting, changing it etc, maybe are just not ready to commit themselves to it.... don't know. I'm also following SAFE SUN GAZING/SOLAR MEDITATION, following EXACTLY what an expert, HRM, is telling...its sooo simple, and if there is any questions we just email him, and the answer is there within 3 days. Again, THANK YOU.

Replied by Sue

I am curious to know why it has to be absorbed through the eyes? It seems the pineal gland to be the activator and the sun could go through the 3rd eye, couldn't it? Eyes closed method, I guess, to protect the eyes from harm.

Replied by Tom

The pineal gland is in the middle of the brain, right? Well the macula of the eyes absorbs all the good stuff from the sun and transfers it back to the brain in which the brain becomes energized and then sends the body its share of the suns goodies. Very simple process with large benefits.

Replied by Ray
(South Africa)

Try boron for your thyroid, research it like you say with sungazing

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Posted by Jai (Calgary, Alberta) on 04/14/2011

Sungazing is one of the most high vibrational methods that helps us awaken to our unlimited potential. Intuitive Breathing (pranayama) and sungazing along with a few other methods have been the most powerful I've come across. In fact, you can see Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) and Umasankar in the award winning sungazing movie, What If? The Movie

Replied by Elaine
(Edmond, Oklahoma)

Do not do that!!! Your eyeball is made up mostly of water. The sun heats it up and litterally boils/cooks your eyes. Your skin sunburns and so do your eyes except being made up of so much water it happens more quickly. If you burn your retina it's permanent damage. If you don't believe me ask an eye doctor. I just don't want to see anyone cause permenant damage to their sight.

Replied by Lou In Texas
(Somewhere, Texas)

When I was a little girl, we drove about 20 miles to church. To pass the time, I used to stare at the sun all the way there. I have told several opthalmologists about this, and they all said that my eyes were not damaged from it.

Replied by Wyleen
(Santa Rosa, Ca)

I ran across that docu yesterday on the documentry channel. I highly recommend it. It was very informative.

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Posted by Diana Moore (Auckland, New Zealand) on 11/16/2010

My husband and I have been sungazing for a few weeks now and we feel amazing. We also have changed to a Raw Food Diet consisting of mainly fruit too.. So it could be a bit of both. But after Sungazing you just feel so good. We are addicted to it and can't wait to get out there and do it again. It makes you feel more connected. I have really deep sleeps now with vivid dreams. I have noticed my appetite has decreased already.. With a feeling of wanting to eat to heal my body instead of just satisfying it with taste. I am increasing the sungazing time 10 seconds a day. The first time I did it for 10 seconds, I could barely look at the sun. Now I can gaze at it for a long time with no problems. I am hoping for better eyesight in the long run.

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If an eye doctor started telling people the truth, that the sun does not damage your eyes but rather strengthens them then he would soon be out of business.

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Posted by Raven (Toronto, Canada) on 04/13/2008

I have sungazed since October 2006. I stopped for about 3 months, not sure if i should continue. I felt like I needed a break and then started up. My appetite reduced significantly and I did a 7 day water fast feeling great, whereas in the past if I tried to fast, I could barely wait until the end. My body felt weak and deprived of food. I feel great, have lots of energy.I still binge on food , think to keep me grounded. It almost feels impossible sub consiously to be able to live completely without food. I am just not hungry and it scares me sometimes , so I will eat a little and the odd time go crazy for a day, feel really aweful and stop again.

I still love Chocolate alot.

People will come up to me and say" What are you doing , you look incredible , you have a twinkle in your eye, you are so youthful"

Try it you'll love it. Oh and I did see an eye doctor and confirmed that my eyesight is perfect and she supports sungazing during safe hours 100% She said "Good for you, the sun has gotten a bad rap for far too long


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Posted by Ronald (New Hampshire) on 11/11/2021

I have practiced actual sun gazing in the past and it helped lower my eye pressure (glaucoma) some, but not enough to heal the issue.

Warning: If anyone tries to look at the sun for long perioeds of time, you must do it exactly right, or you could injure your eyes severely! Usually the directions are to start when the sun is going down at evening or coming up in the morning, and you do it for only a short time like ten seconds. Each day you add a few seconds and reach 30 minutes or more. I did this myself and it did not injure my eyes, but I did it according to the instructions of experts in the field.

My recommendation is don't try it until you have done your own research thoroughly. I have also gazed at the sun with my eyes closed and it is a very warm, energizing feeling. Just my two cents.

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Posted by cv3ga (Stockton, CA) on 02/07/2022

I saw a health program saying to reset your circadian rhythm go outside in the morning light first thing in the morning. If your circadian rhythm is reset, you can fall asleep earlier. If you sleep before midnight, you get the most melatonin benefit. So I went out and looked at the rising morning sun, which to me looked blue surrounded by violet and had a pink aura!? My husband said it just looked white to him. Then I noticed my left eye felt better? I was diagnosed as having glaucoma, I saw a big dark spot dead center in my left eye, and had no vision through this "growing" spot. I was even starting to tilt my head to the side to see with my other eye. So since my bad eye seemed better I started going out each morning to look at the rising morning sun. After a few days, the sun no longer looked blue, surrounded by violet or pink. The sun now looks like a white ball. I only gaze for a minute now, instead of a few minutes, as it is getting very bright. I need to find a better vantage point so see it rise on a lower horizon. Anyway, the black spot in the middle of my eye is gone! I cannot read well through the middle of my bad eye, but it is getting better every day!

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Posted by Hilda (ARIZONA) on 05/20/2021

I just picked up Sun gazing again after trying it on and off. I love it. I fixed an eye problem I developed twice once in my early twenties. I used to work in a warehouse with dim lighting that strained my eyes so bad that I lost the ability to focus. I had to get glasses to adjust my focus. Shortly after I learnt about sun gazing and did it only for a few days and lo and behold, no more need of prescription eye glasses. Then a decade later, I took a job that required intense eye straining by looking into the monitor 8 plus hours a day. I had to get prescription eye glasses again. Then I remembered that sun gazing had fixed my problem a decade earlier so I tried it again. Success again. I don't have any issues now just that I love sun gazing for overall health and it's my special time with God. I love it and will continue to do it until I leave this earth.

Replied by Monica

How do you do it and how does it work? I've never heard of it. Thank you

Replied by MCMason
(Middlesboro, KY)

How exactly do you do the sun gazing? Is there a certain time and how long? Pls elaborate on your sun gazing method. My eyes need focusing as well. Appreciate.

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Posted by Muhammadel (Denver, Colorado) on 05/02/2017

I have been gazing for years every since the age of 11. I usually like the sun at 10:30 - 11:00 am for about 10 minutes every other day. I have 20/15 vision. Doctors are amazed how I'm curing myself with this form of treatment, its funny how they tell me to stay away from vitamin D.

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