In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, amidst the concrete jungles and endless screens, we often forget the simplest and most profound luxury available to us: The SUN. I’ve come to recognize the transformative power of basking in sunlight, particularly through the ancient practice of sun-gazing. Join me as we explore how this seemingly simple act can unlock a myriad of health benefits, enriching both our bodies and our spirits.

The Essence of Sun-Gazing


Sun-gazing is not merely about staring at the sun indiscriminately; it’s a mindful practice that involves gazing at the sun (ONLY) during safe hours…. during sunrise or sunset. This practice has deep roots in various cultures and spiritual traditions, from ancient Egypt to Yoga and Ayurveda. At its core, sun-gazing is about harnessing the life-giving energy of the sun to nourish our bodies and souls.

Nourishment for the Body


The benefits of sun-gazing extend far beyond a mere sense of relaxation. Scientific research has shown that exposure to sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D in our bodies, a crucial nutrient that supports bone health, boosts immunity, and even plays a role in mood regulation. For those like myself who struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sun-gazing can be a lifeline, offering a natural remedy for the winter blues.
Moreover, sunlight exposure has been linked to improved sleep quality, enhanced cognitive function, and even a reduced risk of certain chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. By incorporating sun-gazing into our daily routines, we can tap into these myriad health benefits, bolstering our overall well-being.

Illumination for the Soul


Beyond its tangible health effects, sun-gazing also holds profound spiritual significance. In many cultures, the sun is revered as a symbol of vitality, enlightenment, and renewal. By communing with the sun through the practice of sun-gazing, we can reconnect with the natural rhythms of the universe, fostering a sense of harmony and inner peace.

For me, sun-gazing serves as a form of meditation, allowing me to quiet the chatter of ever busy mind and attune myself to the present moment. As the golden rays wash over me, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and awe for the beauty of the natural world. In these fleeting moments of stillness, I find solace, inspiration, and a renewed sense of purpose.


Incorporating Sun-Gazing into Your Lifestyle


Ready to embrace the luxury of sun-gazing and reap its manifold benefits? Here are a few simple tips to get started:

Choose the Right Time…

Aim to practice sun-gazing during ONLY the safe hours of sunrise or sunset, when the sun’s rays are less intense.

We Must Start Slow…

Begin with 10 seconds per day, gradually increasing by 10 seconds… leading up to a maximum of 20 minutes per day. I always squint my eyes when starting so I never get a full eye full of sun. Not great for wrinkles… but Ill be back with the word on some seriously great eye creams!

Protect Your Eyes…

Please when not sun-gazing, invest in a pair of high-quality sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes from potential damage.

Combine with Mindfulness…

Pair your sun-gazing practice with mindful breathing or meditation techniques to deepen the experience.

Listen to Your Body…

Pay attention to how your body responds to sun-gazing, and adjust your practice accordingly.

Luxuriate in the Glow of the Sun

In a world filled with distractions and stressors, the simple act of gazing at the sun can be a potent reminder of life’s inherent beauty and abundance. As we embrace the luxury of sun-gazing, we nourish not only our bodies but also our souls, fostering a profound sense of well-being and connection to the world around us. So…. the next time you find yourself in need of a pick-me-up, step outside, and bask in the radiant warmth of the sun. Your health and your spirit will thank you for it!!
Join me on this journey of luxury and self-discovery, as we harness the transformative power of sun-gazing to illuminate our lives from within.
All my love… always!