Sungazing: An Ancient Spiritual Practice Unlocking the Sun’s Potential

Though sungazing is an ancient practice that existed in numerous cultures, an Indian man, Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) has rediscovered and retaught its mystical secrets and benefits.

Before we move forward with this article, we feel the need to give a small disclaimer: By no means is UCKYA suggesting to try sungazing and those willing to try it should do so with extreme caution and seek expert / professional advice.

Okay, now that we got that out the way let’s talk some sungazing!

First off, without the sun all life on Earth wouldn’t exist.

And, humans are continuing to find new ways to harness its almighty power whether it be through solar panels or heliostats.

Mankind has worshipped the sun since ancient times, even considering it a deity (think: Tonatiuh of the Aztecs, Shamash of Mesopotamia, RA of ancient Egypt, Apollo of ancient Greece & Rome, Surya of ancient India, etc.)

credit: Wikimedia Commo
credit: Wikimedia Commo

But, the practice of staring at the sun over lengths of time, apparently, has many MANY perks.

Think about it in this way, humans get their daily dose of solar energy as a secondary source by eating plants and vegetation (which uses the sun for growth – photosynthesis), but what if we can eat the primary source.

We already know that humans naturally makes most of their Vitamin D by sunlight exposure to the skin.

So, maybe there’s really something to it?

Thank Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) for the resurgence of a mystical, long-forgotten practice. He’ll tell you there’s definitely something to it.

In fact, he’s used sungazing as a form of food, and fasted for over incredible lengths of time  – over 400 day fasts!

Now, one is not supposed to just run outside and start looking directly at the sun. Oh no! You’ll probably go blind by day two.

Sun gazers must stare at the sun in small doses (like increments of 5 to 10 seconds a day), building up a tolerance and thus, the time you stare. This must be done over many months, during the lowest ultraviolet index times of the day – sunrise and sunset, and it needs to be performed barefoot, rooting oneself to the actual Earth.

It’s a process that one should follow strictly.

Allegedly, if done right, sungazing has tremendous amounts of benefits:

  • Decreases appetite
  • Increases serotonin and melatonin
  • Increases energy
  • Increases confidence
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Activates the Pineal Gland and increases its size
  • Cures diseases and illness
  • Super-human abilities such as telepathy

According to the Solar Healing Center, “In order to operate the brain effectively, it needs to be activated. Being a holistic entity it needs a holistic power supply. Sun energy is the source that powers the brain, which can enter and leave the human body or the brain only through one organ that is the human eye. Eyes are the Sun Energy’s entry door to the human brain. They are also known as the windows of the soul.”

If you’re looking for more information on the subject, we highly recommend visiting the Solar Healing Center online, watching “Eat The Sun” documentary or visiting sun gazing techniques on YouTube.