Excuse the (sort of) pun in the title of this post, but I do love a play on words.
Sungazing is a comparatively little-known practice that most people have not heard of. However there is a small number of people who do sungazing and since last year, weather permitting in the UK (that’s the big show-stopper!) so have I been. But for UK sungazers it is very intermittent indeed.
If you haven’t come across sungazing so far, you may quite understandably think it is a little ‘far out’, or more to the point, downright dangerous. And for sure, if carried out, it must be done in the RIGHT way, otherwise, as we all know, the sun’s UV rays can be very harmful.
So this post will provide links to how to do sungazing safely and information about this practice.
But before I go further with this post, a disclaimer has to be stated:
I am not encouraging you to sungaze, nor do I recommend it. I am simply sharing my own thoughts and experiences with it, and would not hesitate to tell you that sungazing can adversely affect your eyesight if done incorrectly. It should only be undertaken if you feel a real pull towards it. And even if you do feel a real pull towards it, you must please find out exactly the right way to do it. The links are all in this post for you to become well informed about this practice. But if you have any eye issues or feel concerned about this practice then I would recommend you not to undertake it.
Note that it can be harmful to look at the sun during non-safe hours (the time outside of one hour before sunset and one hour after sunrise). Even during safe times, use your own common sense – for ge, if you find yourself blinking very rapidly or if you feel your face getting warmed it is probably best to stop, as the UV rays may not be low enough. Beginners are encouraged to do sun-gazing when UV index is absolutely zero when the sun is dark orange or red in color – initially during 30 minutes before sunset and 30 minutes after sunrise (although the HRM method says 60 minutes is fine).
Links for ‘sungazing rules’
Here are some links to previous posts where you can find out the method according to Hira Ratan Manek, also known as HRM, (a video of HRM speaking is below) of how to sungaze and other information about its benefits:
[NB: If there is some issue with the links above a message on WordPress today says there was a DOS attack and the servers are having issues, not sure if this affects these links, but if so, you should find the same links in the related posts at the bottom of this post.]
Here’s a post about two cancer healings through sungazing: Click here.
So what is sungazing?
Sun Gazing is an ancient practice that has been made known through the efforts of Hira Ratan Manek, HRM. HRM was investigated by NASA who said that he had indeed not eaten food for many years (inedia or non-eating being one of the effects of sungazing). However there are reports on the internet that he has secretly eaten food – who knows! But there are many other reports you can find on the internet of others who – hard as it is to believe – just don’t need food. read on….
Sungazing is a very simple practice where you watch the Sun during safe hours (when UV index is 1 or 0) generally the first hour within sun rise or the last hour before sunset, standing barefoot on bare earth.
You start by watching the sun during safe hours for 10 seconds a day, and gradually watch for an additional 10 second each day, until you reach 45 minutes which will take 9 months to reach. Unfortunately if you live in a country like the UK, it will not really be possible to reach even 3 months of consistent sungazing. But after reaching 45 minutes you would just need to do 15 minutes per day of sungazing to maintain the benefits.
Additionally you need to do barefoot walking on warm earth (when UV index is between 2 and and drinking Sun charged water.
Sun-Charged or Solarized Water
Suncharged or solarized water is said to have many health benefits. here’s an interesting article about drinking natural water: click here. Perhaps sun-charging water makes it structured, as I blogged about in previous posts:
Here’s a video I found on Youtube about how to make sun-charged water:
How to make Solar or Sun Charged Water
Reported Benefits of Sungazing
Will safe sungazing, safe sun bathing and drinking suncharged water cure all diseases? Even cancer? Well, some would say so.
here are reported benefits of sungazing:
* Improved health overall – within 3-6 months of practice
* Increased energy levels
* Clearer thinking and mental attitude
* Greater awareness
* Eyesight improves
* Appetite reduces or eventually becomes eliminated
* Health improvements are said to be in these areas: cancer, diabetes,
* Improved immune system. Aids natural healing from various kinds of diseases and ailments like CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Migraine, etc.
* Reduction in hunger eventually leading to Inedia (Breathanarian or Breatharian) state – within 6-9 months of practice
* Mental and emotional balance and reduction in irritability and stress – within 1-3 months of practice
* Peace, calmness and clarity
* Heal painful emotions like anger and resentment
* Increased Euphoria and Joy
* Spiritual Benefits: increased spiritual awareness, ability to awaken psychic abilities, ability to go into deeper meditation more effortlessly
There are some who say that sungazing imparts super-human qualities to the sungazer, such as teleporting and other amazing things, but I’ll reserve judgement for now. When I do it myself I’ll be sure to agree and let you know 🙂
Here’s a video about HRM talking about sungazing.
HRM Lecture on Sungazing
HRM Lecture on Sungazing
The video below shows Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) Malik, who brought sungazing to the world’s attention, about the mental health benefits sungazing gives, even relating sungazing to world peace and wish fulfillment. He talks about how depression disappears with sungazing. He talks about permanent mental and eternal peace, through just sungazing for 3 months alone. A ‘medicine to cure all mental disorders.’ Diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, allergies – all will go way he says. He calls it ‘natural chemotherapy’ for curing cancer. Sungazing also reduces or eliminates your appetite. A list of benefits are below.
Some do say (if you Google HRM) that he did in fact secretly eat food when he claimed to have not eaten for 10 years. I cannot say for sure either way. All I can say for sure is how my own experience of sungazing has been, and I have to say I have loved it. More below on that.
‘Safe sunlight’ means basically the UV level needs to be up to 2 for the eyes. The body accepts between 2 and 5. Over 5 is harmful for the body. Here is a UV monitor on amazon: Click here.
My own experience with sungazing
I started sungazing last summer (2013) after overcoming some initial fear. I figured that there were too many people telling the truth (albeit a small number) who would surely have become blind had the common view of the sun been correct. Of course it is partially correct, but not totally – ie during safe hours, it’s ok. So I gave it a go. In the UK it’s very hard to sungaze with any regularity. I got up to about 2.5 – 3 minutes. I felt extremely good whilst doing it – more energetic and most of all just so much more at peace, calm and happy. I looked forward to it everyday, and when the sun was behind the clouds I would eagerly wait for the next sunny sunset.
This summer – well, since the last week or so! – I have started again, but the last two days were cloudy at sunset and sunrise, so it’s a bit and miss if you live in unpredictable climes like the UK.
But overall I would say it is one of the most wonderful practices for me. I guess I have always erred on the side of alternative views, and I don’t believe what the mainstream says about so many health topics. There are natural ways and practices that heal and help humans so much, but it is not in the interest of the mainstream machine to have us all feel good and happy and healthy. Health doesn’t sell. So anyway, I guess that’s why I could overcome the fear of sungazing – because I don’t believe the sun is totally detrimental, and it’s not on a mission to give us all cancer, but appreciated in the right way and at the right way it can help us live healthily.
But as always, please make your informed choice.
Sungazing is not for everyone.
Not everything in life has to be tried, and there is not one solution or answer to our problems in life. Life is a journey on which we meander, and we are drawn to whatever we are drawn to. If we don’t feel a pull towards something, we can pass on it with a ‘thanks but no thanks.’ As for my own part, if my sharing such alternative information can brighten or en-lighten your day, or inform positively in some way, then I’ve done my job with this blog. So, thanks for reading.
Wishing you great health, peace and joy.
Comments, as always, welcome.
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