Scientific Benefits of Sun-gazing

Why and how did we forget about this ancient technique?

In cultures all over the world, the Sun has been worshipped as the giver of life; known as Ra by the Egyptians, Surya in the Vedas, Helios or Apollo in Greek mythology, and the Incan Inti, the Sun features as the earliest Gods in all the major religions of the world. Sun-gazing is an ancient art practiced by the Mayans, ancient Egyptians, Early Indians. They believed that the Sun could cure illnesses, eliminate the need for food, and could make extraordinary feats such as telepathy possible. And despite it sounding impossible and mythical, the enlightened ones did possess abilities and utilized them.

There is a certain procedure to worshipping the Sun, i.e. sun-gazing. Usually practiced during sunrise and sunset, sun-gazers would stand barefoot and look at the Sun for ten seconds, and slowly increase that time, ten more seconds with each passing day.

Not just historians or philosophers, but scientists too have acknowledged the extraordinary powers of the Sun, an instance being Nikola Tesla who once said,

“My idea is that the development of life must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations. Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy?”

In the modern world, this process had been popularised and renamed as the HRM phenomenon, after Hira Ratan Manek who practiced it himself and got himself examined by NASA. A large number of people have taken initiative to rejuvenate these ideas by trials and errors to prove their effectiveness to the world, creating for them believable foundations by providing scientifically evaluated results.

The following are the scientific benefits of sun-gazing:

  1. It increases energy levels. Sun-gazing triggers the pineal glands, and enhances secretion of ‘happy-hormones’ like melatonin and serotonin which are said to be the reason for a boost in energy levels. This gives the body more strength and agility as well.
  2. It causes growth of the pineal gland. Our pineal gland shrinks with time as we grow older. But sun-gazing causes the pineal gland to grow instead. The pineal gland which is also called “the third eye” regulates the secretion of hormones in the body and keeps reproductive organs healthy. Throughout history and myth, there have been references to the “third-eye” opening, which is believed to be an allusion to an enlarged pineal gland.
  3. Sun-gazing can fulfil the body’s nutritional needs, and reduce the need to ingest food, which causes healthy weight loss. Our enlightened ancestors had masterfully tapped the power of the Sun to increase longevity of body and strength.

The ancient civilizations had found out many of the secrets of the World and had mastered them to their advantage. The modern World has rejected most of these theories and concepts as ridiculous and obsolete, thus denying ourselves the power to tap the energies of the universe and the gifts that Nature has in store for us.