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CHANNEL 4 Sunyogi Umashankar Interview (video)

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Sunyogi Umashankar is one of India’s most well known sun gazers and yogis. In 1995, Umashankar began his sun gazing practice after noticing how the rising sun gave him energy during his morning meditations. In just over 1 year, Sunyogi Umashankar successfully stopped eating physical food and lived on sunlight energy alone. In this 2010 video interview, Sunyogi Umashankar speaks about his experience with sun gazing, breatharianism, and yoga.

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Suryayog can cure chronic diseases

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In this The Times of India article, Surya Swami said that constant practice of “Suryayog” cures several chronic diseases like heart problems, depression, blood pressure and phobias which are a result of materialistic society. The general secretary of International Naturopathy Organisation has said that thousands of people have so far been cured by worshipping the Sun.

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Sunbathing Helps You and Everyone (part 3)

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This information-packed article by Dr. Bernarr shares the remarkable discoveries of over a dozen health care practitioners throughout medical history, including Dr. Herbert Shelton, Dr. C. W. Saleeby, Arnold Rickli, Bernarr McFadden, Hippocrates. Part 3 teaches how to sunbath correctly and the importance of fully exposing the body to sunlight. Restrictive clothing and buildings have been shown to adversely affect health. While sunlight has been used for thousands of years as an effective method of healing.

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Abodes of Suyra – Sun Temple at Unao

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The sun temple at Unao in Madhya Pradesh is an ancient one, believed to be associated with cures for skin ailments.

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Abodes of Surya – Gaya Sun Temple

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The Dakshinaarka Sun temple at Gaya is associated with the rites for making offerings to ancestors. Gaya, India has been an ancient pilgrimage center since time immemorial.

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Abodes of Surya – Ranakpur Sun Temple

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The Sun Temple at Ranakpur is a magnificient structure in white soapstone. It is located in the vicinity of the grand Jain temple complex in Ranakpur in Rajasthan.

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Who is SURYAJI?

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Living in India is a guru who feeds himself on sunlight – an ancient spiritual practice learned from yogis and saints. Suryaji is spreading a message of higher spiritual understanding, the message of Surya (Sun) Yoga.

“Human beings are accustomed to feeding themselves only with solid, liquid and gaseous elements and what do they do with the fourth element, Fire and Light? Nothing. They have not learnt how to sustain themselves with light and yet it is even more necessary than air. As long as he continues to nourish his brain only with solid, liquid or gaseous elements (which the brain needs the least), man’s understanding will be very limited. He may understand material things, but he will never be able to grasp the mysteries of the Universe”

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Seeing Beyond the Sun by Swami Nirmalananda Giri (part 2)

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This commentary on the Isha Upanishad by Swami Nirmalananda Giri discusses the significant of the sun in spiritual practice. The outer material aspects of the sun and the inner metaphysical aspects of the sun are discussed in detail.  Part 2 discusses the methods by which a person can use the sun’s energy for physical health and spiritual enlightenment.  Meditation, pranayama, and the OM mantra techniques are taught.

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The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – Prayer to the Sun by a Dying Person

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The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upanishad dates back to the 8th century BCE and is possibly the oldest text of the Upanishads, India’s spiritual teachings. This section of the text discusses the Soul’s experience after death, as it leaves the physical body and journeys into the sun on its way into the Supreme Absolute.

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Human Photosynthesis – back to our origins?

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Sun gazer Hira Ratan Manek is intereviewed by Mirian Knight, author for New Connexion: Pacific Northwest’s Journel of Conscious Living.  HRM answers 15 questions about the sun gazing practice and it’s benefit to humanity.

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Abodes of Surya – Konark Sun Temple

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The Konark Sun temple is probably the best and most majestic specimen of temple art in Orissa, India, despite its ruined state. The Konark sun temple attracts thousands of visitor every year because of it’s magnificent architecture and historical significance.

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History of Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa

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This professional YouTube video shares the significant history and amazing artwork of the Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa, India. This Sun Temple took 12 hundred artisans and architects 12 years to construct. Learn also about the curative powers of Suyra, the Hindu Sun god, and the legend of Samba, son of Lord Krishna, who was cured of leprosy by worshiping the sun.

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Here Comes the Sun: Surya Namaskar (2 of 2)

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That most familiar of asana sequences, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is as rich in symbolic and mythic overtones as it is in physical benefits. Part 2 of this article in Yoga Journal magazine teaches the asana sequence of Surya Namaskar and offers tips to deepen your yoga experience.

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Abodes of Surya – Surya Pahar

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The Surya Pahar temple is situated amongst several archaeological remains in Goalpara in Assam, India. This temple is an ancient center of sun worship that is literally an art gallery of Indian sculpture.

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Legends related to Surya

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Surya is the India god of the sun. Surya is often considered the highest god in the Vedas and the most important god to worship. This article summaries some of the stories and legends of Surya, the great Indian god of the sun.

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Ancient texts in India say Jesus Christ was a sun gazer

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In Swami Nirmalananda Giri’s article The Christ of India, Swami presents research that claims that Jesus Christ was a practicing sun gazer.  Sun gazing was a common practice in the Essene sect of early Christianity.

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Seeing Beyond the Sun by Swami Nirmalananda Giri (part 1)

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This commentary on the Isha Upanishad by Swami Nirmalananda Giri discusses the significant of the sun in spiritual practice. The outer material aspects of the sun and the inner metaphysical aspects of the sun are discussed in detail. Part 1 discusses the six characteristics of the “golden orb” of the sun: physcial sunlight and it’s affects on the human body and pineal gland; sunlight prana; consciousness; mind; and atman or spiritual Self; and the evolutionary urge.

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Life Positive: Sun Yogi of India

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The incredible story of a man who has overcome the need to take food or water by absorbing energy directly from the sun through a system that he is now teaching. Learn about the Sun Yogi Umashanka in this Life Positive magazine story.

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Martand, India – Vedic center of Sun worship

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Throughout history, the Sun has honored by many spiritual cultures as a focus of worship.  Offering praise and thanks to the Sun was common in India during the time of the Vedas and Vedic culture.  Locations and temples of Sun worship still exist, such as this temple in Martand, India.

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Feasting on Sunshine by Dr. Mercola

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The largest alternative health website online posted a comprehensive article on Sun Gazing on January 8, 2009.  This article discussses the practice and process of Sun Gazing, Hira Ratan Manek, the pineal gland, skeptics’ opinions, and research findings.

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CNN – Mystic’s fast baffles doctors

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A 76-year-old Indian mystic claims to have survived the past 68 years — yes, years — without eating, drinking or going to the toilet.  A 10-day trial under 24 hour surveillance by a team of medical doctors has scientists baffled.  Prahlad Jani says his fasting ability is divinely inspired.

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What is Sunlightenment?

This website is dedicated to the free discemination of information on the healing powers of the Sun and the spiritual practices of Sun Gazing and Surya (Sun) Yoga. All information is given in the spirit of the Sun, whom shares its Light and Love without restriction. May all of humanity benefit from the enlightening energy of the Sun and the wisdom of all beings who share in this service of Sun Yoga.


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