Sungazing - what are your thoughts?

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Created April 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM






on April 12, 2012
at 09:06 PM

Perhaps he's part plant and can turn sunlight into food, ha.



on April 11, 2012
at 10:33 AM

Loved the part about people in Africa not knowing what a valuable energy source they have! HEH



on April 11, 2012
at 02:43 AM

I've been doing it for a few weeks, holding at 100 seconds per day. I like it, and now that I've reviewed the protocols, I realize that I can go beyond 100 seconds. I enjoy doing it, about 30 minutes before sunset. Here's the web site that got me started: http://solarhealing.com/process/

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on April 11, 2012
at 09:56 AM

This is obvious bullshit. Really. I can't understand how you could even begin to take it seriously. Three paragraphs in and the person advocating it claims to have fasted for 411 days. Mysterious claims about "energy." What kind of energy? How do photons get turned into something useful by your eyes, exactly? I can't even read this through to the end, it's so infuriatingly stupid.

I suspect there's also enough light even at sunset to seriously damage your eyes if you followed their recommendations all the way.

If people are doing it and feeling better, I think that's more than explained by a placebo effect, or perhaps the fact that it's effectively a meditation practise, albeit one that's bad for your retinas.

I say again: nonsense on stilts.



on April 12, 2012
at 09:06 PM

Perhaps he's part plant and can turn sunlight into food, ha.

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on April 11, 2012
at 02:51 PM

You should watch this movie . They follow a guy who tries this, and he ends up with forever-damaged retinas. And the leader of the movement, who claims not to eat? They film him ducking into various Indian restaurants for the lunchtime buffet. This is pure bullshit.


on April 11, 2012
at 12:36 PM

Guys and gals, this is real science. Here's my after picture:


Understand, however, that I sungaze over 25 hours a day.



on April 11, 2012
at 06:55 AM

That's some funny shit right there. LOL

I really don't see how this possibly could have an impact beyond going outside and sitting in the sun. Other than maybe 1st or 2nd degree retina sun burns. Ouch.



on April 11, 2012
at 11:50 AM

"Burn your eyes a little bit, just a bit more every day. You may notice your third eye is doing really well, mostly because your other two are now mildly damaged from fighting your natural response to squint to preserve your eyesight. Enjoy the imaginary energy and nutrients!"


on April 11, 2012
at 02:15 PM

I've seen patients who have decreased vision and damage to the eye (the patient can't tell), but imaging shows damage from sungazing. I advise against sungazing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungazing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bates_method Eventually Bates concludes that sunning should be done with CLOSED eyelids.

Frankly, I have yet to see objective data for refractive error change (myopia, presbyopia, and hyperopia) for the Bates method, so I'm a bit skeptical. Objective data would include corneal topography, axial length changes.

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on April 11, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Staring at the sun is a terrific practice if you want to burn holes in your retinas. A very good reason to want to do this is that somebody may say this practice was followed by our Paleolithic ancestors. We have their genes, so it behooves us to do follow all of their practices religiously - right?

Seriously, a friend of mine, now 80, stared at the sun as a "meditation practice" in his 20s, having heard the Vedic seers had done so, eons earlier. My friend damaged is eyesight permanently. Can't resist suggesting staring at the sun until yor eyes burns makes sense if you are not interested in being a seer any more.

Me, as for meditation, I think I'll stick with notching the rising and falling of my abdomen, and paying attention to my mind's activities, returning to breathing when I notice myself getting caught up with my mind. I'll continue to rely on the sun to replenish my Vitamin D levels.



on April 11, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Here's an alternative that is safe: look directly into the sun with closed eyes. It's called "sunning", and it's purported to improve eyesight, though I have no idea if there's any truth to it. I do know that it feels good.



on April 11, 2012
at 04:35 PM

There is an association between sun exposure and both nuclear and cortical cataracts: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14569187


on April 11, 2012
at 12:19 PM

It sounds like this article was written by a 3rd grader.



on April 11, 2012
at 04:21 AM

it feels great, read the info online, dont overdo it, etc

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