Sun Gazing for Health: An Ancient Therapy

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Posted by Mohan (Maharashtra) on 09/29/2016


I do sun gazing during the last one hour of sun sets. I do it for half hour for almost 15 days. I have read that it helps to open pineal gland. It has improved my eye sight a lot. However, now I am getting lot of itching on my entire body mostly during late evening hours. I really wish to continue sun gazing. I simply love it. I don't know what to do now. Please help

Replied by Aleksandar

Can I do sun eating at Doha Qatar? Here the Sun have more strong impact since is closes to the earth? Will it damage my eyse if I do ii here, rather then others place?


The required time to sun gaze is the first one hour after sunrise and the last one hour before sunset. There are no UV rays which is dangerous to the eyes.

Replied by Michael
(New Zealand)

Don't do it if you value your eyesight! Who recommended this to you? Highly irresponsible of them! When I worked in the Middle East for seven years, just going outside during the hot months was like opening the door of an oven. No kidding. You could feel your eyeballs heating up! (And various other parts also). I would strongly advise against staring at the sun- very damaging indeed. Why else would astronomers advise using very dark glasses when looking at a solar eclipse? Strangely enough though, people would look at the sunSET in Muscat but they would never do that in New Zealand! Our light may well be the strongest in the world and the Middle Eastern heat may well be the strongest. Don't stare at the sun is my message to you. It ought to come with a statuary health warning from the Surgeon General.

(Clutha District)

Michael, do you know how to sun gaze, have you done sun gazing? maybe do a little research then come back and comment!

Replied by Geoff
(Here Now)

I'd guess it's a build of of energy and YOU strongly urging YOU to go out of body...

Replied by Fred
(Los Angeles)

First guess, it could be lymph moving faster than your body can handle. Add any type of jumping exercise: rebounder, skipping, jump rope, etc.
Start with ten min per day and build to one hour.

A second guess would be from air toxins.

In a bucket, put 20 mule team borax and a few squirts of antibacterial dish soap.

Dissolve this with very hot water. if the borax fully dissolves then add more borax. Some should be undissolved on the bottom of the pail. when cool enough to use, stand in the shower, using a washcloth...wash down every part of your body. do not rinse. put on a bathrobe and let the liquid air dry. you should have some borax all over your body. when dry, the borax easily brushes off. then some people cover their body with glycerin. I did not do the glycerin but the borax alone got rid of the itch.

Replied by Gleb
(Gulf Port)

I have been looking for others that can stare at the sun. I have been doing it for over two years. I can for hours if I wanted too. It has no effect on me. Anytime of the day on any day. I don't know why others can't. I have great sight and doesn't affect me one bit. Come visit me and I will show anyone who don't believe me.

Replied by No Name

^^^ You Never mention HOW MUCH BORAX!!!

Replied by Wilson

I believe it is because of detoxification process in your body. AS toxins are released, your body will experience the effects of such toxins like allergies and or itching.

Replied by Vinc

Side effect is because the body has toxins.. and it is detoxing the body. Hope this helps, I have been doing SG for 3 days now, no side effects, just benefits.... cheers.

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Posted by Peggy (San Diego ) on 03/19/2016

I am a teen who has an opinion on all of this. I have the best eyesight in my family. I am in the top of my classes. But I have never even heard of this before. But I have also done this many many times before. When I look straight at that sun during the car ride while its sun set I see a bright yellow ball form and it starts turning clockwise. It always was wierd and always did wonder.

People say it's not safe and I believe them but also don't believe them. Don't trust anybody but always look beneath the lines. Don't trust anything because you'll never know sometimes, you have do more research and ask the right questions.

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Posted by Yolanda (Montreal, Canada) on 07/06/2015

I am in my 60s, I am diabetic for the last 10 years, the point is I started gazing at the sun for about 7-8 years. And every time I visit my eye doctor his amazed that my eye sight has not changed at all in 10 years, he told me on my last visit, that it's amazing that my eye sight has not changed in over 10 years, especially for someone who's 67 and diabetic.

I only gaze at the sun for few seconds at time, I don't gaze for minutes at a time.

Can you explain this to me please. Thank you. Yolanda

Replied by Ram Jagessar

Your situation is not uncommon among sungazers, Yolande. I have been doing HRM method sungazing for 12 years now, and have seen major improvements with my eyes. I am also a type 2 diabetic for 25 years and am now 68 years old.

Early in our sungazing both my wife and I threw away our sunglasses because we found we didn't need them any more. Bright sunlight didn't bother us. My night vision for driving, which had declined badly, recovered fully and now I can drive all night if I have to. The vision in my eyes came better by three quarters of a diopter in both eyes. I observed that the floaters in my eyes, which were plentiful before, declined significantly.

I know several people who have thrown away their reading glasses after doing sungazing for a time. My sister in law found that she could do without her glasses entirely even for driving, although her driver's license said she had to wear corrective lenses.

I met one Canadian woman at a sungazing lecture by Hira Ratan Manek in Toronto several years ago. She came up with a white cane as she was legally blind. A few months later I held a little sungazers get together at my house in Toronto and invited the woman, who came with a friend, but minus the white cane. I was quite shocked, but then she said her peripheral vision had improved due to the sungazing and now she could see some blurred shapes, enough for her to avoid bumping into things. Previously she could see nothing at all, only light and darkness. She said she only used the cane in winter because her vision was not sharp enough to detect icy patches on the ground that would cause her to fall, and so had to use the cane to feel out those patches.

As a diabetic I have seen major major advances in my ability to manage my diabetes from the early days and continuing. Before sungazing I had to be very careful with taking my medication on time and eating meals on time. If I missed out by an hour or two either on medicine or meals my eyes would start getting blurry, I would start feeling very uneasy and my hands would start trembling. After a couple years of sungazing and until today, I find I can miss medication or mealtimes by five or six hours and not feel any diabetic symptoms. I can miss medication for an entire day and three or more meals without paying the cost. I have done and can do fasting (no meals at all) for two or three days comfortably, which diabetics normally can't do at all.

You don't have to convince me of the benefits of sungazing, as I've had many other than the eye and diabetes one mentioned above. Best of all, it all free!

Ram Jagessar

Replied by Mfzl
(San Jose, Ca)

I recently started sungazing, and now I am at 7:30. It is doable at this point, it will be impossible to do over 30 minutes in the morning because I work full time, 8:30 to 5 Mon to Fri.

Would it be still effective if I split the sungazing time to sunrise and sunset, for example 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening?

Also, the area I live often gets cloudy in the morning in autumn and winter. If I miss the sun in the morning, would it be OK to do sungazing in the evening?

Replied by Vicki
(Toronto, Canada)

I have started sun gazing June 26, 2016 and after finishing 10.20 minutes of sun gazing, my eye sight improve with 40%. I can read without my glasses for short period. my insomnia disapear I am sleepign 6-8 hours, my arthritis pain is gone. My doctor prescribd very strong pain killer which used for cancer petient. I took only one pill and made me very sick. By the way I am 77 and for long time did not feel so good as today.

Replied by Glen
(Gulf Port)

Amazing. I can look directly into sun for as long as I like. At anytime also. It's amazing and wonder why others can't. I can for as long as I choose. No effects on sight at all.

Replied by Justin
(Dallas, Tx)

You are totally over thinking the idea of sun gazing. As long as you do it consistently you'll be fine. It doesn't matter what time of the day as long as it gets done. It's like saying, does it matter when I work out?

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Posted by Tere (ethiopia) on 01/12/2022


My name is Terefe. I have been practicing sun gazing for the past 4 years. How I do it is just look at the sun for a period of time equivalent to the previous day plus 10 seconds. By doing this I reached 25 minutes during my first year of practice. At this time the benefit was extraordinary. I was energetic, HAPPY ALL THE TIME, optimistic, ready to take multiple challenges etc.

But in the second year and years thereafter, all the benefits were gone. I kept increasing the time but nothing was happening. These days I go as far as 80 minutes but in vain. Please please please let me know how I can get around this.

Replied by mmsg
(somewhere, europe)

Tere, more is not always better. Maybe try to go back to the amount of minutes that did you good.

Replied by Charity
(faithville, Us)

the past two years have been covid and many people have not been happy about life as economies lost ground and many died. The world has changed, and life has a new normal of mask, lockdowns and businesses have closed. It may not be that your benefits from the sun have changed but the world around you changed. I know sunbathing helps me a lot and I have to add other supplements in darker days to get my mood up. Gaba, ashwagandha, melatonin, tryptophan, vitamin D and other things I use once every four days to elevate mood. Some people who try cold showers report drastic health changes. Foot soaks can also make dramatic changes because the pores on the feet are the largest ones. I think the key is changes. The body responds to change. Music is the window to the soul and can make mood shift. Remember the song, Don't worry happy. I read a stupid card at the store and couldn't get the smile off my face for a whole day, and it was the stupidest card. I sent it to my brother-in-law for his birthday. I am an artist and when I look at my art, I get this calm and peace that fills me. I have a silk arrangement on a wire heart form with red roses, white gerber daisies and blue hydrangea with some wedding lace and behind it is the American flag and it lifts me up. We may be in a hard time, but my flag is in my heart and flying upward and I have hope for better days for the world.

Replied by Annie

It is so key to be grounded while sun gazing. Barefoot. This allows you to receive the energies and return them to Mother Earth: Hope this helps.

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Posted by Paul James (Kerala, India) on 01/28/2021

Dear sir, I used to sun gaze every day morning and evening. It's really amazing . The energy we receive is a super power. The informations related to sun gazing read in this page is very informative..I would be pleased to get more information related to the natural energies humans can accure. Please share some of your knowledge.

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Posted by Darrell (Buri Ram, Thailand) on 05/25/2015

Dear Earth Clinic,

I started "drinking" in sunlight immediately after the article of NASA bringing an Indian man for observation. I found it to be very "energizing" immediately! I've been doing it for about 1.5 years now and its just amazing!!!

I do feel that someone has taken the simple truth of the situation and made it much too complex by telling people to walk for 45 minutes after they have reached a 44 minute sun-gazing level. Its as simple as letting the direct sunlight into ones eyes during the first and last hour of each day. Additionally, live barefoot as much as you can for "grounding" of you electrical current. You can take a few minutes out of the process and give the baby a bottle or go to the bathroom......stopping the process temporarily doesn't affect the intake at all. Once your "tank" is full of this amazing energy you can just keep topping off the tank wherever possible. You don't have to do it EVERY morning or evening.

I lay down on a lawn-chair as my legs are quite you don't have to stand up barefooted to benefit from taking in the sun's energy!

It makes me want to scream at how some "left-brain" dominant people have made this seem quite complicated.....when its as simple as looking into the sun in the early hours of the morning and the late hours of each day. Then be aware of "grounding" your body by barefooted contact with the earth, the floor of your house or the ocean!

I've eventually combined my "sun-drinking" with a crystal mediation over the 12 chakras at the same time. I place a quartz crystal gemstone over the chakras for just a few minutes in each position while I'm drinking in the sun! At 66, and badly needing 3 major leg operations, I FEEL FANTASTIC!!! Its truly amazing! In a recently re-discovered article interview of Nickola Tesla, he mentions getting energy directly from the sun......but he hadn't discovered "sun-gazing" yet!

ps: drink "kifir/kambucha" too!!!!

Darrell "Rollee" Rolstone, American ExPat in Asia

Replied by Cynthia
(Boulder, Co)

I agree that you do not have to slowly add gazing times by 10 seconds a day. I accelerated my gazing very quickly and worked up to a full hour within two months over a dozen sun rises. I only did it at sunrise when the light was safe. I Earth whenever possible, but can't do it daily due to cold weather.

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Posted by Lovelychuo (Manila, Philippines) on 10/28/2013

Sungazing is really very helpful since as we all know sun contains a lot of energy but it must be done in correct and proper way or else one may suffer eye damage.

Replied by Gregory
(Leland, NC)

What are the incorrect ways? This is something I have done my whole life. Rarely barefoot. I always enjoyed the spots it put on my eye lids for a few seconds. I never knew about time or day or anything like that but it has never hurt my eyes. It would be nice to know when I can get the most out of this practice. This is something I will have to do more!

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Posted by Kirsten (London, UK) on 07/24/2009

I have started sun gazing after hearing my mother in law raving about it. At first it was just curiosity and I stopped when the weather went bad. I then went to this group where a guy Hira Ratan Manek was talking about sun gazing and made some amazing claims. I started up again and before long my appetite started to fall dramatically. HRM teaches that one should sun gaze at safe levels starting at 10 seconds and adding 10 seconds each day until you reach 45 mins, then you can go back to 15 mins or stop all together. He claims that when you reach 45 mins all physical problems will be healed, you will no longer need food as you get all your energy from the sun and can even drink water energized by the sun (store in glass not plastic in a spot where it will be exposed to lots of sun for a day minimum). He says that addictions and mental health problems will be cured as the body is finally working at peak efficiency.

My first thought was that these are some wild claims, however with the increased energy I feel and the way my body seems to be able to process food better so that I get more from simple fruit and feel full very quickly which is the exact opposite of how I have felt my entire life I do wonder what more benefit I will get by keeping up with it. I am up to 9 mins today. I would love it if sun gazing will give me enough energy to reduce how much I sleep at night (10hrs) and break my dependence on smoking- that would be enough to totally change my life forever.


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Posted by Mauro Giller (Curitiba, PR - Brazil) on 01/18/2009

I wish to tell you all a experience I had with Sun Gazing a few years back.

At that time I had never heard of any "Sun Gazing " therapy. So it all happenned by accident or by "instinct!

This happened here in Brazil during the Carnival festivities in 1989. I went to the beach with some friends to stay there for the 5 day holyday. On the first day (it was a saturday ) and it was very hot and we stayed drinking beers and caipirinhas in front of the beach. At night we went to this night club and danced a lot and drinked a awfull lot as well. When we got out of the club we noticed that the day was dawning. We were very very tired and a bit drunk as well. So some of our friends decided that we should go to this small plateau of rocks near the ocean to watch the sunrise. We sat at the rocks and started watching the Big Sun God in golden and reddish color slowly coming out of the South Atlantic. I kind of entered a meditative state automatically.The vision was amazing. The Sun went up and and when it became a full disk and started to glow more and more we went home. I noticed that all my tiredness and drunkness went away and I was replenished with energy for the entire sunday.No one slept. It was really amazing all of us didnt'feel tired or sleepy. I figured that the rising sun gives more life energy than in the sunset. especially coming out from the horizon on the sea. It's a surplus of energy made of high level of impressions entering the body.

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Posted by Shad (Houston, TX) on 07/04/2008

My Sufi teacher has Mr.K.S.Azeemi( at age 81 he does not need eye glasses) done sungazing and he reccomends sungazing with closed eyes for enhancing energy level. Best time he recommends is when at sunrise the disk is orange-red (infra_red). Sungazing with closed eyes is considered safer. But increase your time gradually. This whole thing about bare-foot is nonsense though.

He recommends that while sungazing imagine that energy is coming to your body through the third eye (between eye brows).

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Posted by Karyn (Santa Barbara, California, USA) on 03/13/2014

I learned about sun gazing from an old friend in the 1980s. Every so often I go to the beach before the sun sets and watch it go down, I'd say about 10 minutes total. Like others have said, it is very energizing and produces wonderful and intense dreams. It absolutely affects the pineal gland!! I have no proof of this, but I believe this practice has kept my eyes strong.

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Posted by Richard (Veracruz, Mexico) on 04/10/2021

I hate to disagree so strongly with any protocol, but I found that I was able to go from 10 minutes of sun gazing to 45 minutes in a month's time with quite a few cloudy days to disrupt the experiment. In the beginning, it was difficult getting used to staring at the sun (at sunrise), but I found that the haze on my vision after gazing, completely disappeared at the 45 minute mark. Now it's the easiest thing in the world (sunrise and sunset) and my energy level and sense of well being have increased exponentially. We tend to fear what we don't understand.

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Posted by Debra (NSW) on 05/20/2021 54 posts

I practiced sungazing for years, starting at 10 seconds and building over 7 and a half months up to 45 minutes with bare feet on the dirt to ground the energies into my body (this is important). I would stand on busy highways sometimes and my partner would wait in the car for me to do my times. I was hoping to be able to give up food and at 32 minutes, I lost all appetite for 4 days. I had a severe tooth infection at the time and started a regime on 35% hydrogen peroxide which triggered my appetite again, unfortunately.

Sungazing is amazing. People who speak against it don't usually have all the information I find. It is safe to do in the first hour of sunrise and the last hour of sunset and doing it for 15 minutes a day feeds the Mitochondria, the body's batteries that recharge energy. It overcame all my chronic fatigue, depression, ME and light sensitivity.

I had to stop as I have Macular Degeneration caused by a chronic severe H.Pylori infection and there is still too much UVA even at safe times, which can cause MD to degenerate further, however, I still occasionally stand for 15 minutes on the bare earth and get some sungazing in because it's just mesmerizing and it connects with something deep within me, drawing me to it. It's addictive for sure because it feels phenomenal. I also find it clears my eyes.

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Posted by April (Usa) on 09/29/2020

I have been sun gazing for more than 4months now and healthwise. I feel a lot of improvement.

My sleep at night is regular. Before, I was waking up at 3 am and cannot go back to sleep. My sight has improved. I can read small prints without the use of reading glasses. I stopped taking my high blood pressure meds. My voice has improved. I had an injury to my vocal cord nerve and had some trouble with my voice but now it is getting much better.

And weight is maintained. I read HRM sun gazing procedure.

Now I am doing it for 45 min and I add my meditation to it.

I have a question for anyone. On the Spiritual side, has anyone noticed any improvement in your spiritual side? Since sun gazing activates our pineal gland which is our third eye. It opens our soul.

I want to hear about this. Thank you.

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Posted by Michael (Gig Harbor, Washington) on 08/21/2007

I started sungazing one year ago because I needed more balance in my life. I was depressed do to the lack of sunlight in Western Washington state. In the past year I have logged hundreds of hours of sungazing directly at the sun. Depression disappeared in a matter of weeks, my vision and night vision have both improved. I sleep less and have more energy then I have ever had before. Being in a good mood almost all of the time is another wonderful side effect.

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