Sun Gazing is the practice of staring at the Sun for nourishment or as a spiritual practice. It is a Native American tradition, but has also appeared in many cultures, dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Yogis, and even the early Aztecs, Incas, and possibly the Mayans. It is believed to be a method of healing, curing physical and mental illnesses. Sun Gazing gurus have even claimed that it can lead to supernatural powers and immortality, and people who Sun Gaze long enough can become inedian, which means that they will no longer need to eat food to survive. Research has found that when direct sunlight hits the eyes, it moves through the retinal hypothalamic tract and continues into the brain, stimulating the Pineal gland. The Pineal gland secretes melatonin and serotonin, two hormones that regulate sleeping and waking cycles and positive thinking (feelings of happiness, etc). Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant, which slows the effects of aging. The Pineal gland shrinks and calcifies as we age due to fluoride, toxins, and electromagnetic pollution. Sun Gazing has been shown to enlarge the size of this gland.
Proof of this lies in a man in his 70's from India named Hira Ratan Manek. He started Sun Gazing after his retirement in 1992. When his brain, Pineal gland, and retina were observed by a Science/Medical team led by Dr. Andrew B. Newberg, they found that the gray cells in Hira's brain were regenerating. The neurons in his brain were reported to be active instead of dying. His Pineal gland was also expanding instead of shrinking. Typically, the Pineal gland starts to shrink after the mid fifties; with the average size being about 6 x 6 mm. Hira's measured to be an astonishing 8 x 11 mm! Other Sun Gazers have produced similar results, but none have been documented due to funding problems and other restrictions. If you would like to learn more about Hira Ratan Manek, read this.
How to Sun Gaze: The most talked about method
Before I get into explaining to you how Sun Gazing is done, I must put an emphasis on the fact that Sun Gazing can be dangerous, and everyone reacts differently, so be sure to do your research thoroughly before attempting to Sun Gaze and make sure you don't overdo it. I am not a professional instructor, and I take no responsibility if something should ever happen to you during your Sun Gazing experiences. Remember, staring at the sun is NOT recommended. It can severely hurt your eyes, or even in the worst scenario, blind you, so be sure you know what you are doing at all times and be safe. With that being said, let's move on.
My research led me to the "best" method of Sun Gazing, and it seems to be the most talked about. You must Sun Gaze during safe hours. Safe hours are approximately one hour after sunrise, or one hour before sunset. These are the safest times to do it, as you are free from the UV and IR rays that are harmful to your eyes. You can choose whichever time is more...