Today, our bodies are starving for sunlight. We’re a generation that spends 90% of its life indoors.
We wake up in a closed room, shower in a closed bathroom, get into a closed elevator then into a closed car and drive to work where we spend all day working in a closed room.
From entertainment to sports in fact, in everything, we have caged ourselves and even if we do go out, we wear so many sunscreens, creams and clothing so no speck of sunlight falls on our skin.
Unfortunately, the truth is that nature did not make us like this, sunlight is there because our body needs it, It has been the biological need for humans. We are not made to live without it.
And because we’re not getting enough sunlight, many things have started to go wrong.
In this article, we are going to read
- How to take sunlight in the right way, at the right time and in the right quantity (Sunbathing).
- An ancient but very trending practice called Sungazing, we will discuss exactly how to do it and how it will improve your concentration.
Why sunlight is so important?
Most of us are starting to feel sad as a society. We are constantly under stress or anxiety.
Depression has become a common state of mind and we’re popping pills to feel happy, but how can we be happy if we shut ourselves in darkness. 
The lack of sunlight is also affecting children’s ability to learn and remember.
On a physical level, it is affecting our bones and problems like osteoporosis, cervical arthritis, Constant back pains which once only used to affect our grandparents are becoming common even amongst the youth. [2, 3, 4, 5]
It is hard to notice in the beginning but the lack of sunlight is disrupting the natural functioning of our organs like the pancreas, ovaries, heart, skin and we’re getting diseases like diabetes, PCOS, hormonal imbalances, thyroid, acne, psoriasis and high blood pressure. [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Now the solution is simple.
Do you know what it is?
So from an indoor generation, we have to become an outdoor generation. We have to let sunlight come back into our lives again.
Sunlight is the original medicine that humans have been using for thousands of years. In our Vedic Indian texts, it is said that the Sun can heal anything.
In Germany during World War 1, sunlight was used to treat war wounds. When soldiers fighting in a war got gunshot wounds, instead of wrapping wounds with bandages the military doctors exposed the soldier’s wounds to the Sun for several hours a day.
Sunlight was actually used as an antiseptic to clean up the wound.
In Greece heliotherapy is practised i.e. using sunlight as medicine. All across Europe, there were heliotherapy clinics where patients particularly children were put in sunbeds for much of the day and saw dramatic results.
In Italy, they made sunlit hospital rooms. Patients who were put in sunlit hospital rooms healed much faster than patients in rooms that received no sunlight.
Two powerful ways to Sun charge your body
Sunbathing basically means that you go outside for about thirty minutes every day and expose your body to the Sun.
Bathing the one that we do with water every day is just one type of bathing. It only cleans your external body.
Sunbathing is essential for cleaning your internal body.
Have you noticed when wheat or rice in our kitchen catches worms or starts to smell bad, we put it under the Sun.
Can you answer why?
It is because sunlight is a natural disinfectant.
In the same way, sunlight detoxifies our body by removing the bad bacteria and funguses that you might not even know existed inside our body.
Secondly, sunlight is a powerful detoxifier when sunlight falls on your skin, that part feels a little warm that is when sunlight is penetrating deep into your skin and reaches the blood passing through your arteries and so your blood gets circulated. Blood that was previously hard and clogged up is put into motion.
The toxins and impurities in your blood are also circulated and then finally excreted through sweat or urine.
After sunbathing most people’s urine turns yellow, that’s a sign of more toxins being released from the body.
Sunbathing is also essential to maintain your skin health. In your skin, there are thousands of tiny pores. When these pores get clogged due to dirt or any other impurities, the waste can no longer exit the skin and it gives rise to many skin problems.
When you give them the light warmth of the Sun, these pores open up and waste accumulated in these pores exits out through the skin.
If you combine sunbathing with 16-hour fasting and a proper diet, all skin problems will vanish within a few months.
What is the proper way to sunbathe?
Simply go out and lie down in the Sun.
The best time to sunbathe is morning or evening. Remember you need the light of the Sun and not the heat of the Sun.
Morning or evening is the best time because at this time the sun rays are not very strong.
How long to sunbathe?
Approximately 30 minutes, first expose your full front body for 15 minutes and then your whole back body for another 15 minutes. As soon as you start sweating stop sunbathing and come back inside. You must Sunbathe every day, make it a lifestyle and continue it.
What to wear?
It’s best to sunbathe with absolutely no clothes on but if you can’t find a private spot You can preferably wear white cotton clothes. Cotton readily absorbs the light of the Sun.
There’s no point sunbathing wearing thick layers of clothes made of synthetics or polyester. Also, don’t sunbathe through a glass window as it’s not effective.
To make the best use of your time combine sunbathing with any other activity such as reading a book or listening to a lecture.
And yes don’t worry you won’t tan. It’s only the harsh afternoon Sun that pigments our skin.
Let the sunlight enter your house and your workplace. Open up your curtains and windows.
Benefits of sunbathing
- Makes us feel happier
You’ll be able to concentrate more on your studies and work. The atmosphere in your home will instantly become more positive.
There’s a huge connection between sunlight and mental health. In Scandinavian countries like Denmark, the weather is extreme and the sun sets at 3 in the afternoon. Most of the people there are depressed, even disabled and commit suicide. Scientists call this a seasonal affective disorder.  They discovered that as sunlight goes down, sadness goes up.
- Helps in absorption of nutrients
You might be eating the best, most nutritious food but you still might be deficient in important nutrients such as calcium or iron because without sunlight your body simply cannot absorb nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium from your food. When the body cannot absorb calcium your bones tend to become weaker and bone mass declines.
- Improves bone health
By sunbathing every day, your bones regain their strength. If you have knee pain, expose your whole body including the knees to the Sun every day and your knee pain will vanish. If you have back pain expose your whole back every day to the Sun and your back pain will go away. Sunlight delivers healing effects to all our joints. 
By sunbathing your digestive fire becomes stronger. Digestive problems like indigestion, acidity, IBS, ulcers will completely go away. 
- Helps in cold
If you have a cold, cough or sore throat, sunbathe every day and you will instantly see improvements because sunlight dissolves the mucus sitting in your airways. You might even sneeze a couple of times. 
- Cures chronic diseases
By regular sunbathing, you can permanently get rid of asthma, bronchitis and chronic cough.
Sunlight also influences the secretion of insulin by your pancreas and plays an important role in reversing diabetes. 
Sungazing is an ancient practice, basically, it means looking at the Sun for about 15 minutes every day in the morning or in the evening.
The eyes are the extended part of your human brain. They are like the windows of the brain and so sunlight can reach the brain fastest through our eyes.
The eyes are also a very delicate organ so while Sun gazing we must be careful that no harm is caused to the eye.
How to Sun gaze?
Simply look at the Sun with your naked eyes just look at the Sun like you would look at the TV. It’s okay to blink your eyes in between.
When to do it?
Sungazing should be done only during the safe hours i.e. during the first hour from sunrise or the last hour before sunset.
There are no ultraviolet rays at these times.
How long to do it?
Look at the Sun for about 15 minutes after few minutes you will see your thoughts disappearing and everything in the background will start to become blurry and black and then the only thing you will start to see is the Sun.
Do it according to your convenience if someday you’re unable to do it in the morning, do it in the evening. It’s okay to switch and if you wish you can do sungazing at both times.
If possible while Sun gazing stand straight and barefoot on the ground. Do not wear any glasses or contact lenses while sungazing.
Benefits of sungazing
- We get a primary source of energy
When we think about the food we think only about fruits and vegetables and cereals.
But take a moment and think deeper!
What is the primary food of ‘our food’
What we usually eat is a secondary source of solar energy even when we eat fruit or the vegetable it’s actually the sun’s energy going inside us because of which we feel energetic.
So by sungazing, you’re getting the most primary source of energy.
- Reduces hunger pangs
When you continue sungazing for about three months every day and as you get more and more energy from the Sun your hunger levels will start disappearing proportionately instead of getting energy from traditional food you are slowly getting more and more energy from the Sun. 16-hours fasting will become easier.
- Improves eye health
The most amazing benefit of sungazing is that it improves eye health.
Thousands of people have gotten rid of spectacles by Sungazing.
- Better mental health
Your mind will become more balanced and you will become more positive in your thinking. Your fears, anxiety will start to go away.
Your willpower will increase, your IQ will increase.
The brain cells will regenerate, insomnia will go away.
Sunlight will give you a higher, more elevated consciousness and your spiritual seeking will increase.
By Sun gazing you provide energy to your pineal gland better known as the third eye. Your concentration, intuition, the gut feeling will increase and so will your ability to be able to perceive things on a non-physical level.
- Addictions will go away
With better control on your mind, your cravings will begin to disappear even addictions will go away whether it is an addiction to cigarettes, alcohol or even food cravings.
The bottom line
When you look at the Sun, powerful photons of energy from the Sun is received by our eyes, then they go to the brain and from there to your entire body and so the health of the entire body is improved.
I understand if you think that this is too simple to be true but let me tell you that the truth is always simple.
You don’t need to go through the words of pharmacology, bacteriology or physiology to keep yourself healthy. You just need to do simple things consistently.