Sun gazing is a health practice that was used by many ancient cultures, including the ancient Pharaonic Egyptians, Native American tribes, ancient China and in India. It has been revitalised and globally highlighted by Hira Ratan Manek.

Simply put, gazing directly at the sun during the first and/or last hour of sunlight each day promotes balance, strength and immunity. By allowing sunlight directly into your system through the eyes – the only nerve directly exposed to the outside world (and the largest) – rather than indirectly through food, it is said to first heal the eyes, then the brain, and finally every cell in the body, fully charging the entire body with all its energy needs. This is said to create mental, emotional and physical balance, well being and health. It is free for everyone and as simple as it comes.

Hira Ratan Manek has studied this ancient art since his retirement in the early 1990s, and due to his extraordinary results has spent many hours being observed by numerous scientific research teams, testing his brain, pineal gland, daily habits and general health, leading to considerable scientific understanding of the phenomenon and providing proof that such a practice is not only possible, but hugely beneficial. His website is

For more in-depth information, watch this 47 minute video also by Hira Ratan Manek.