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What is Sun Gazing | How Does it Work?

The sun powers all life on the planet.  It shows up every day, cloudy or shine, and gives light and life to the world.

All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.” 

What is Sun Gazing?

Simply put, sun gazing is gazing at the sun and manipulating photons.  

The sun (as you know) is very powerful.  The light can harm eyes that are not trained to look at the suns powerful rays, but there are ways around this.  

Practitioners of sun gazing, focus their gaze on the sun during safe periods of the day.  The practice is usually done barefoot and in increments.

WARNING: Staring into the sun without proper training can/will damage your eyes.

Would you go to the gym and attempt to lift 300 lbs your first day? NO.

You MUST build your strength slowly to allow your body to adapt to the sun’s rays.  Moving too fast can and will damage your eyes.

The best time to practice as a beginner is the first hour of daylight, and the last hour of daylight.  During these time periods of the day, the UV index is 0 (very low). Since the rays are not as powerful, the eyes have a chance to absorb the light from the sun.

Later, we will discuss a good sungazing technique for beginners.  But first, let’s talk about why you would get up early to stare at the sun.

What Does Sun Gazing Do? | What are the health benefits?

The Sun is Powerful. 

Facts About The Sun (Space Facts)

  • The Sun is all the colours mixed together, this appears white to our eyes.
  • The Sun is composed of hydrogen (70%) and Helium (28%).
  • The Sun is a main-sequence G2V star (or Yellow Dwarf).
  • The Sun is 109 times wider than the Earth and 330,000 times as massive.
  • The Sun’s surface area is 11,990 times that of the Earth’s.
  • The distance between the Earth and the Sun is an Astronomical Unit (AU)

Why stare at the sun?  What would motivate you to set aside time in the early morning and late evening to go outside and stare at the sun?

“The eyes are the window to your soul.”

Eyes are connected to the brain via the optic nerve.  So, when we look into the sun, the photons and light from the sun are getting absorbed by our brains and stimulating our biophotons.

As you may know, all of the spectrums of light can be found in sunlight.  

Sunlight also has the ability to decalcify the pineal gland (Third-Eye aka “seat of the soul”) which results in another list of life-altering benefits.

The practice has been shown to increase the size of the pineal gland.  For most, the pineal gland shrinks with age, but brain scans of long-term sungazing show this older gentleman (Hira Ratan Manekhas an enlarged pineal gland.

Sun gazing is also able to increase serotonin levels and melatonin.  Seratonin is the happy feel-good hormone in the body while melatonin helps you sleep well at night.  

Many practitioners have reported improved eyesight as a result of sun gazing and healthy eating.


The health benefits of sun gazing

  1. Energize Brain & neurons (Charge Up!)
  2. Mental Peace / Clarity
  3.  Increased Serotonin & Melatonin (Improves Mood & Sleep)
  4. Improves your Intuition (“Gut-feeling” & Ability to perceive non-physical)
  5. Decalcify Pineal Gland
  6. Decrease Appetite/ Weight-Loss (Can help prolong fast)
  7. Improved Eyesight (lose your glasses / crutches)
  8. Improves Your Overall Health.  More Balance.
  9. Fight Depression

Sun Gazing & Pineal Gland

Sun or Solar Gazing decalcify the pineal gland.

When sunlight hits our eyes, the optic nerve sends electric impulses to the pineal gland.  This regulates our hormonal balance.


Sun Gazing with Eyes Closed

Sungazing with your eyes closed is a great way to ease your way into the process.  The sun’s warm light will prep you for more (if you desire it).

Tilt your head and allow the sunlight to make contact with your eyelids from all angle to get the most of this practice.  Remember to breathe slowly to relax the mind.

This is a very healing practice for the eyes, however, be careful.  If the sun’s UV levels are high, it can still harm your eyes.

Can Sun Gazing Make You Go Blind? Is it Safe?

Sungazing done correctly is safe, however, those who push the limits and go faster than their body can adjust to will likely damage their eyes.

Moving slowly is the way to go.  The sun is very powerful and the eyes need time to be able to absorb the light from it.

Make sure you start during the first hour of sunrise or the last hour of sunset.  The UV rays will not be at maximum strength.  This is a safe zone for beginners.

Sun Gazing Testimonials

Sun Gazing Techniques

Beginners should practice sun gazing the first hour of sunrise or the last hour of sunset.


This is because the UV Rays are not as strong during the early and late sun.

Listing to your body is very important while practicing.  Cut all distractions and focus on how you feel.  If your body tells you to stop, stop immediately no matter what the guidelines of the technique says

You are growing your intuition during this process, so listen to it…

Here is a Common sun gazing technique for beginners.

Step 1 – Stand Barefoot on the natural ground (Grass, dirt, sand, rock)

Step 2 – Take Deep & Full breaths and focus your gaze on the sun for 10 seconds.  Blink when needed.  Let go of all tension and stare with a relaxed gaze.

Continue to breathe…

Cover your eyes with the palm of your hands.  Watch the sun’s afterglow go away.  This stain will remain in your vision (for days)  if you rush the progression of sun gazing.

Step 3 – Day 2, add 10 Seconds, breathe deeply and focus your relaxed gaze on the early/late sun.  It’s important to move slowly to allow your eyes to adjust to the sun’s light.  

Follow up with covering your eyes with your palms.

Step 4 – If you remain disciplined long enough with your sun gazing practice, you’ll be able to gaze at the sun for over 45 mins several months later.

Advanced Sun Gazing Techniques


Sun Gazing is powerful and capable of changing lives.  

The sun always has an abundance of energy to offer any and everyone.  The practice grows deeper and teaches more as you go further.

Remember to respect your boundaries and listen to your body.


  1. laurel brookes

    Can you skip days?
    What about cold, rainy, cloudy weather?

  2. Jhon

    Being a sun gazer for 2.5 years now, I have a question about what we are seeing in the southern hemisphere.
    An almost pure white sun void of warm yellow ! So bright so early . I timed it to be 8 minutes of mild light then it’s harsh bright white ?? What’s it look like up north?


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