Sunlight is the 1st level of nutritional energy available on this planet. Its energy is directly captured by plants through the action of chlorophyll during the photosynthesis reaction. Plants convert this energy into various forms as per their genetic makeup, and store it in their leaves, branches, barks, fruits, flowers, seeds, and roots. Therefore, plants hold the 2nd level of nutritional energy. All moving creatures on this planet, including man, access this 2nd level of energy by eating plants and their produce. Thus, most moving creatures and man become the 3rd level that holds energy. So, man gets the choice of consuming energy at either the 2nd level or the 3rd level, so that his energy requirements are fulfilled.
Every higher level of energy storage is also a step down from the purer energy of the sun. This is why a quantity of plant or fruit has higher energy content than the same amount of meat. Nutrition is about the life energy that you supply to the human body by giving it living food that matches the vibrational frequency of the human body.
Each level of energy storage also contributes its burden of contamination and disease that thrives at its level, to the next higher level. There is a certain level of contamination and disease at the plant level and an even higher level of contamination and disease at the animal level. So when man eats animals, he gets both the plant level as well as the animal level of contamination because the animals have already taken the plant diseases within themselves by eating them. To get nutrition that is free from all contamination, we only have the sun to look up to.
There are some people who live just on the sun’s energy, by absorbing it directly through their eyes, energy centers and skin. They eat nothing and seldom drink water. As they do not access the 2nd or 3rd levels of nutrition, they do not receive any contamination from these levels and hardly ever fall ill. Availing the sun’s energy has many benefits. It can rectify many imbalances within the human body. It can also cure some diseases, and it can bring about great intellectual and spiritual development, as it clears blockages in the chakras (energy centers) of the human body.
The following Sun Yoga technique is what I use for absorbing the Sun’s energy. I am into my 4th year of this practice. I have been looking directly at the Sun for upto 45 minutes every day, for about 9 months each year. I started with prefect eyesight in 2009 and I still have perfect eyesight. Sun Yoga balanced my chakras, it helped my spiritual evolution and it also cured me of one lifelong ailment in 2009, which could not get cured by any other technique. That ailment was migraine, and it happened within just 2 months of daily practicing Sun Yoga.
During my Sun Yoga months, I feel no hunger till about 1pm in the afternoon. This is because the sun’s energy gets converted into nutrition at the cellular level and satiates the body. I know people who have used Sun Yoga techniques in conjunction with a healthy diet to reduce excess weight drastically. Consequently, they experience higher levels of energy, greater agility, and sharpness of mind through the day. There are millions of sun gazers all over the world today. Some do not practice the technique with proper considerations. They do not give proper attention to rectify the pre-existing weakness of their eyes, so they sometimes experience negative effects.
I am not recommending that you must practice Sun Yoga as well. Here, I am only describing the technique in detail, for those who choose to practice it out of their own interest. Nobody advised me to do Sun Yoga. I did it since I felt a need to. The technique detailed here is called ‘Sun Yoga’, because it is not just a sun gazing technique, it takes your mind and body inwards and connects you to the core of your being. That is what Yoga is all about.
To start with, if you have any vision or eye problems, please use the acupressure techniques given on page 240 and make your eyes healthy once again. If your eyes are quite ill, do not practise this technique.
Start by doing Sun Yoga only in the morning, because with every passing minute, the sun’s energy increases, thereby gradually increasing the capacity of the eyes as well. In the evening time, the sun’s intensity starts decreasing, which is not so beneficial for two reasons. Firstly, by the end of the day your eyes may already be stressed, and secondly, starting with higher intensity, might give you a headache by the end of the evening. Sun Yoga is to be done at the same time every morning. ½ hr after sunrise is a good time to start. After a couple of months, it can be done 1 hr after sunrise, if one’s eyes and body feel comfortable with higher intensity of the sun. It can also be done in the evening after 2 months, if one does not have time in the morning.
The Sun Yoga Technique
Sit cross-legged, or stand barefeet on the ground, so that you get a good amount of earthing. Having most of your body exposed to the sun will also help the abundant absorption of Vitamin D. Keep your spine straight at all times as this facilitates the flow of energy down the spine.
Start by first giving thanks to the sun for partaking of its energy of life. Think of the sun as a benevolent being that tirelessly feeds the nutritional needs of all living things on this planet. Think of the sun as your dear friend who is going to give you etheric nutrition that is of the purest form.
With your eyes closed, first face the sun for half a minute, and let the light and warmth of its rays liven up your eyes. Then gradually open your eyes and look at the center of the sun, with your head tilted a bit downward, but your eye gaze upwards, as if you are trying to look at the sun from your third eye. Do not strain your eyes much to maintain this angle. On the first day you can look at the sun for 1 minute. Keep adding 1 minute every day to your gazing time, and in one month, you will reach a gazing time of ½ an hour. This time is good enough for a lot of benefits.
Use this gazing time to connect mentally with your teachers, gurus, and higher aspects of God. Also connect with the unifying energy of the sun, which is the common medium between all living things on this earth. Remember the meditation from my earlier chapter (I am the shining Sun of God) and imagine the sun’s energy coming down your central energy column, and radiating out when it reaches your solar plexus. From your solar plexus, connect to Mother Earth and to the lifestreams of all other livings beings on earth.
Your may increase your gazing time, but only to a maximum of 45 minutes, only if you body calls for it. Do not force it if your body or your eyes get stressed. If the sun’s energy is too much for you, first your eyes will heat up, then your cheeks will also get hot. This is a sign that you must slow down and give your body time to adjust to the incoming energy.
As your gazing time increases, after about two months, first physical ailments will start receding, especially those of the head and upper body. It is only after about 3 to 4 months that hunger levels come down a bit as the body starts feeding off the energy in the sunrays. Spiritual advancement happens after about 6 months.
Every day, after looking at the sun for the required duration, you need to do a closed eye meditation for the same duration, but only to a maximum of 20 minutes. This means that even if you reach 30 minutes of open-eyed sun gazing, you will still do the closed eye meditation for 20 minutes only.
After your sun gazing time is over, close your eyelids and squeeze them tighter and tighter. This is a form of massage. Then relax them slowly. Do this thrice. Then rub your palms together vigorously to make them a bit warm. Close your eyelids, and keep your warm palms on them for about 15 seconds. Now, with the tips of your fingers, massage the rims of your eyelids a little. Give thanks to the sun once again.
Without opening your eyes, lie down on a flat surface on your back, feet 6 inches apart, arms to your sides. Breathe in a relaxed manner, let go of feeling in every part of your body, step by step, starting from the toes first and working up to your head. You will not be able to do this complete visualisation, till the time you reach a sun gazing time of 10 minutes, when your lying down time is also 10 minutes.
After you finish the complete body relaxation, keep lying down, eyes closed, and go deep within your consciousness and ask it:
Who am I? Wait a minute for an answer. If it comes, contemplate on it. If it does not come, ask the next question.
What do I want? Wait a minute for an answer.
Then ask: Why do I want it? Wait a minute for an answer.
Then ask: What is the purpose of life? Wait a minute for an answer.
Then ask: Am I doing the kind of work that I really want to? Wait for an answer.
Now these are very simple questions, but in a relaxed and contemplative state, they are very powerful and can bring changes in your life for the better. As days pass by, these questions will have a deeper meaning and you will progressively get deeper answers that will unravel the meaning and purpose of your life.
What happens during this time of horizontal relaxation is that the energy that is absorbed in the central energy column of the body, slowly gets distributed to all the different areas in the body through the nerves and the chakra network. When you do not lie down after gazing, this energy slowly rises back to the upper half of the body and gets dissipated from the upper back, neck, face, and head, sometimes causing headache. The lower chakras and cells of the body also do not get enough time to absorb the etheric nutrition.
After this meditation is complete, with your eyes still closed, move your feet and hands and turn to your left side and sit up gently. Take a few relaxed breaths, and open your eyes very slowly.
As your sun gazing time increases, you will begin to see the different rainbow colours in the backdrop of the bright sun. That will be a mark of your progress. The first colours to be seen will be the Violet and Indigo, followed by Blue and Green and then the rest. This sequence happens because the higher chakras get energized first and then the lower chakras, as the sun’s energy slowly comes lower down the spine.
After you have reached a gazing time of more than 30 minutes, you may start feeling fullness in your solar plexus and a corresponding feeling of not feeling hungry. It is fine if you do not eat right after Sun Yoga and give your body about 1 hour’s time to give its hunger call. If you do this, your body will slowly start living more on the sun’s energy. If you neglect this feeling, and just go on eating, no harm is done, except that your body will not develop the capacity of living of this energy. Nevertheless, other health and intellect benefits will still accrue.
You can do Sun Yoga continuously for 9 months in a year. After this period give it a break for 3 months, and see your energy levels during this time. In these 3 months, walk barefeet on the earth for 45 minutes everyday. It activates certain acupressure points on the feet and this helps the cosmic energy to keep flowing through your body, thereby nourishing it. You might feel like not eating much food. If this happens and your health is also maintained, listen to your body.
After these 3 months of no Sun Yoga, if you still do not feel any hunger, it signifies that the Sun Yoga process has taken its full effect on you. Your internal energy system has fully adapted to living on etheric energy. You do not need to do any more Sun Yoga after this. You must, however, be barefeet for at least 1 hour a day for etheric energy to sustain your life force.
If you do not reach this state after 3 months of Sun Yoga abstinence and you feel like getting some more benefits from Sun Yoga, you can do Sun Yoga again for another 9 months. Every person has a different internal setup, so the progress and benefits of Sun Yoga will vary accordingly.
I do not recommend that Sun Yoga be done for more than 9 months in a year, because I have not tested the same on myself, and so, have not experienced its effects. There are others however, who have done this technique or a different one, for longer periods.
One of the main benefits of Sun Yoga, is the activation of the pineal gland, which is the master control gland of the human body. To facilitate its activation, one must reduce the intake of sea salt, because an excess of sodium in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid constricts the pineal gland. Avoiding products that contain inorganic fluoride, such as toothpastes, also becomes necessary, as fluoride is known to calcify the pineal gland and disturb it’s functioning. Trace heavy metals deposits on or around the pineal gland also subdue its functioning. Therefore, a regular intake of detoxifying agents such as wheatgrass, spirulina, and blue green algae are advised.