Sun Gazing has been followed by numerous people since ages and is prominent practice even today. However, the dispute (between sun gazing practitioners and many who have practiced and seen the damage caused by it) regarding whether the action causes damage to the eyes or not are loudly prevalent.
Several sun gazing testimonials from people are available online who say it is beneficial if done properly, and there are studies that support its benefit as well. However, on the contrary, the western scientific community doesn’t support the validity of sun gazing. There are few testimonials that reveal a slight burning sensation the following day of sun gazing and others.
Does Sun Gazing Actually Cause Eye?
It is true that sun gazing damages the eyes because the direct concentration of UV radiation can cause cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, pterygia (tissue growths on the whites of the eyes), skin cancer near the eyes, and sunburn of the cornea. But, there are more number of practitioners who believe in the benefits of Sun Gazing rather than its damaging effects. How so?
The fact is, we aren’t told UV radiation emitted by the sun occurs at different levels throughout the day and there are times during the day when there is no UV radiation coming from the sun. It has been proven by many sun gazers that sun gazing during these time periods is not harmful to the eyes.
Thus, the safest time to perform sun gazing is within the first 45 minutes after sunrise and within 45 minutes before sunset, when there is normally no UV radiation emitting from the sun.
How To Start Practicing Sun Gazing?
Be advised that following the specific process for sun gazing is crucial to prevent eye 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 phase, 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 not daytime sun) and gaze at the sun for 10 seconds. Continue consecutively adding 10 seconds a day. Be sure to stand on the bare earth and look straight into the sun. During the first three months, you’ll notice mental depression subside and an increase in 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 phase, i.e. 6 to 9 months, you will gradually be able to sun gaze 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 earth is warm and the sun shines on your body. This period is when you’ll realize the full effects of the practice.
Sun gazing practice is also known as the HRM phenomenon after Hira Ratan Manek. Research suggested that Manek actually did possess the seemingly super-human ability of not eating. With regular practice, following a strict regimen over a period of approximately 9 months, many practitioners report losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun.
Benefits Of Sun Gazing
Apart from losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun aspect that sun gazing offers, it provides beneficial stimulation to the body. It helps increase energy, clarity of thinking, and overall health of the practitioner. Moreover, what is even more impressive is the fact that it helps the patients with Melanoma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a number of other cancers. Obviously, the increased vitamin D gained from the process is a known healing agent.
Obviously, everything has to be done in moderation and in a certain way. Likewise, there are some rules and ways to practice sun gazing, which I have already mentioned above.It may sound like an unusual health treatment, but it is actually considered to be one of the most effective therapeutic activities.