Sun Gazing for Health: An Ancient Therapy

Fountain of Youth
Posted by elisee (NY) on 09/27/2022
5 out of 5 stars

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,


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Darrell Rolstone (Buriram, Thailand) on 05/12/2021
5 out of 5 stars

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 energies....so 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 practice....it 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 either....so 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!!!



Fountain of Youth
Posted by Undercuts (Savannah, Ga) on 10/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Happyone (Northern Virginia ) on 08/19/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Satnam


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Jody (Honolulu, Hi) on 05/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Bill (Ecuador) on 05/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Kathleen (Calif) on 05/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Sam (Uk) on 04/17/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by G.b.t. (Bangalore, India) on 12/19/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Eloven11 (Reno, NV) on 09/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Lady Light (Phoenix, Arizona) on 11/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Lou In Texas (Somewhere, Texas) on 07/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Jai (Calgary, Alberta) on 04/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Diana Moore (Auckland, New Zealand) on 11/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Raven (Toronto, Canada) on 04/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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