Sun Gazing for Health: An Ancient Therapy

Increased Energy, Enhanced Well Being
Posted by Richard (Veracruz, Mexico) on 04/10/2021
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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.

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by April (Usa) on 09/29/2020
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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.

Sun Gazing in the UK
Posted by AD (UK) on 11/26/2020
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UK here too, as it's the end of November and up North, it's hard work even seeing the sun through the clouds and grounding si touch with the cold, but I think it's worth considering this a life long pursuit and not a sprint. I'll do whatever I can through winter and then commit to more during the better months but keep it up as a life long practice. I also think closed eye gazing during the day has some benefits.

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Posted by Kathleen (Calif) on 05/30/2015
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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 Jann (Or) on 02/26/2017

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.

Sun Gazing Feedback
Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/10/2021

I enjoyed reading this!

My grandchildren and I take walks in the woods and lay in the field and watch clouds shift to make animals and such. I love those times with them. Light summer showers they always want to go out and dance in the rain and look for a rainbow. They love that. It's the little things.

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Posted by darrell (CA) on 05/21/2021

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

Sun Gazing Tips
Posted by ST (Oregon) on 05/20/2021

Probably a lot of people don't appreciate being told off--even though they may need it--but I kind of chuckled throughout your post because I totally get both your passion and frustration. So many things are about to be lost, so many standards lowered forever. Critical thinking has fallen by the wayside and it's a loss that will be difficult if not impossible to regain. At least there are a lot of people who mean well even though struggling to outnumber those who don't. I used to gaze at the sun when I was a child but was, of course, warned that it was harmful. I will eagerly start again and listen to my heart. I am a confirmed researcher but I have to say separating the wheat from the chaff is not always easy and there's a lot of chaff out there even when we try our best to do the "right" thing or get information. And, in their defense, some people just don't have the inclination or, more important, the knack. Thanks for your input, I hope people take it to heart. Defensiveness is destroying my country.

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Posted by Glen (Gulf Port ) on 04/09/2017

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.

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Posted by Justin (Dallas, Tx) on 04/10/2018

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?

Posted by Ronald (New Hampshire) on 11/11/2021
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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 Tessa (Okanagan) on 11/10/2021

Hi Sue (WI) -

What a lovely picture you painted!

Sun-kissed and barefoot, feeling Mother Earth's energy through the freshly tilled ground ... ah, sounds blissful.

Sadly, there aren't too many people (adults or children) today who can relate to that.

Maybe it's time for a natural "Back to Basics" movement instead of the universal "Great Reset" (and all its soul-draining technology it entails).



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Posted by Debra (NSW) on 05/20/2021 37 posts
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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 Chandrika R K (India) on 05/20/2021

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?

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Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 05/21/2021

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,


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Posted by Jennifer (UK) on 05/22/2021

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,


Sun Gazing and Solar Eclipses
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/21/2017

Hi Marilyn ....I'd like to know more about your sun gazing practices. I occasionally sun gaze and here is how I do it: As the sun rises, there is a window of opportunity for about 30 minutes that is optimal. The reason for early gazing is because of the refraction of detrimental rays at that early time of day. That is the theory I read years ago. That is: sunlight is photons....but there is a range of photons and the radiation varies in type and intensity. I may be totally misinformed on this...but know that the range of visible light is not the only type of "light" there is and early non refracted photons are beneficial. The less refracted means more damaging radiation photons are getting through the atmosphere.

I "gaze" for about two minutes in these very early morning conditions. I could do the same at sunset.

So I think that is your question. Without more research, I'm only giving you what I read about "somewhere" thirty years ago. I've been doing this kind of very limited gazing for thirty years. And not every day.

If someone knows about what I have discussed and wants to disabuse me of misconceptions please do so.

Improved Vision
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 10/17/2016

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.

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Posted by Debra (Clutha District) on 05/20/2021

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

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Posted by Fred (Los Angeles) on 03/20/2017

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.

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Posted by Bill (Ecuador) on 05/30/2016
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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 Peggy (San Diego ) on 03/19/2016
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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
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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

Sun Gazing Feedback
Posted by Diane King (So Calif) on 06/07/2015

Yes, Southern California.

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Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/28/2014
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Madison (Iowa, United States)

Living in the damp ever changing climate in western Canada, sun gazing is a dream. So on better days I do it with eyes closed, directed at the sun. Even that can be, in the winter time, quite elusive.

However, there is a fabulous practice called meditation on the Inner Sun. Need one say more ? It is forever, not temporary and finite.

Problem solved. Namaste... Om

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

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Posted by George (Sydney, Australia) on 05/18/2012

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

Sun Gazing Videos
Posted by Biljana Leone (Belgrade, Serbia) on 02/06/2011
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I loved this video about sungazing Thank you.

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Posted by Kirsten (London, UK) on 07/24/2009
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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 Raven (Toronto, Canada) on 04/13/2008
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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 Michael (Gig Harbor, Washington) on 08/21/2007
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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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Posted by Tere (ethiopia) on 01/12/2022
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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.

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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 01/13/2022

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

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Posted by Darrell Rolstone (Thailand) on 05/20/2021

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!

Sun Gazing Tips
Posted by Adam (Los Angeles) on 07/08/2020

Powerfully said :)

Many see you and love you, Lady Light!

Sun Gazing Tips
Posted by Elijah (Bristol, RI) on 04/04/2018
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Stare peripherally!!!

I actually gazed at the sun but not directly but peripherally to the left and right meditatively staring at a tree or something your eyes if brown will absorb and change color (light brown). It's like drinking carrot juice and changing your skin tone it goes away after awhile. Its a good asset for the ladies though. Don't do it often I reccommnd . no real benefits maybe. twice a month.

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