Sungazing: The Science of Staring at the Sun documentary (video)

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Amateur filmmaker Matt Wilcox explains what sungazing is, how to sun gaze, and how sun gazing affects our brain – shown through an EEG experiment by world renowned neurologist Dr. Fred Travis. Observe the most thorough eye exam possible by one of the best departments of ophthalmology in the United States in this 11 minute documentary on Sun Gazing.

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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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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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NASA video of Sunspots and Solar Flares

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30-second video clip shot by NASA’s SOHO – Solar & Heliospheric Observatory. This timelapse video shows 3 days of recorded video footage in 30 seconds.  Watch the rotating sun with active sunspots and solar flares.

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Sun’s Atmosphere Sings

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Astronomers have recorded heavenly music bellowed out by the Sun’s atmosphere.  SPACE.com reports the Royal Astronomical Society’s findings.

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What’s a Chakra? Part 2

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Part 2 of Marla Hoover’s article on Chakras examines each of the seven chakras in detail, including:

  • the symbol for each chakra (includes pictures)
  • the endocrine gland for each chakra
  • the mental and emotional characteristics of each chakra
  • the spiritual qualities of each chakra

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The Glories and Powers of Om

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Swami Nirmalananda Giri authored a comprehensive book on the spiritual significance of the sacred sound OM. In the chapeter The Glories and Powers of Om, Swami Nirmalananda Giri cites many authoritative yoga texts and their teachings about the Om sound and the Sun. In this article we have included some excerpts from Swami Nirmalananda Giri’s book and links to read the complete text.

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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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The Yogic Aspect of the Sun Salutation

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The Surya Namaskar is considered to be the complete embodiment of Hathayoga, Mantra Yog and Bhakti yoga. It is a complete exercise for the culturing of both mind and body. In just twelve steps asana, pranayama, shuddhi kriya, bandha and mudra are completely included along with prayerful devotion.  Learn how this simple yoga practice has been proven to be one of the world’s most complete exercises.

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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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New Model for Cancer – Dynamite!

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This article by Dr. Mercola encourages people to become pro-active with their health. Cut your cancer risk by 60%, reduce chances of breast cancer (and its recurrence), colon cancer, diabetes and myocardial infarction simply by getting more sunlight exposure and Vitamin D.

Participate in the D*action Project: a 5-year study by UCSD that will prove the amazing health benefits of Vitamin D.

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Sunlight and Essential Fatty Acid (seed oils)

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Douglas W. Morrison, in his book How we Heal: Understanding the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, discusses the relationship between sunlight energy and essential fatty acids in the body.  These natural oils act as a resonance system for solar energy, storing and transporting through the human body. 

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Sun Gazette Newsletter – Issue 4

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Issue 4 of The International Sun Imbibers’ Society newsletter, The Sun Gazette, was released in Fall of 2006.

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The Healing Sun: Prostate Cancer and The Sun

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The Healing Sun by Richard Hobday presents evidence showing an increase in disease with a decrease in sunlight exposure.  This article discuss the relationship of: Prostate Cancer and The Sun

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Surya Yog instructional video

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Suryayog is an ancient sun based technique, being taught freely througout the world. Done best at sunrise time, this technique can help regain the harmony with nature, which is very much needed in this fast pace world.

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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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The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Psoriasis

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The Healing Sun by Richard Hobday presents evidence showing an increase in disease with a decrease in sunlight exposure..  This article discusses the topic: Sunlight and Psoriasis

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Dr. Mercola’s lecture on Vitamin D with video

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Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic in the United States, but many Americans, including physicians, are not aware that they may be lacking this important nutrient.

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The Healing Power of the Sunlight: Third Method of Absorbing the Rays of the Sun

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Jakob Lorber (July 22, 1800–August 24, 1864) was a Christian mystic and visionary who referred to himself as “God’s scribe”. He wrote that on 15 March 1840 he began hearing an ‘inner voice’ from the region of his heart and thereafter transcribed what it said. By the time of his death 24 years later he had written manuscripts equivalent to 10,000 pages in print, expecting and receiving no financial reward for his work.

The Healing Power of the Sunlight is one of Jakob’s books, which discusses the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of sunlight and ways to effectively use the sunlight for healing and spiritual awakening.

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The Healing Sun: Tuberculosis and the Sun

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The Healing Sun by Richard Hobday presents evidence showing an increase in disease with a decrease in sunlight exposure.  This article addresses the topic: Tuberculosis and the Sun

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Are Clouds Destroying Your Health?

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One of Dr. Mercola’s mentors – Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD – speaks about the importance of sunlight for our health. Dr. Wright lives in Seattle, Washington, USA – the cloudiest state in America. Dr. Wright understands the importance of sunlight for the body and the difficulty that getting enough sunlight can be. In this article, Dr. Wright offers healthy methods to increase Vitamin D levels using natural light and artificial devices.

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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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