Sun Meditation

Life exists on planet earth because of the sun. Worship ping the sun has been a daily practice in many cultures. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), Sandhya Vandanam (worship ping the sun at sunrise and sunset) is very auspicious and good for the body and the mind. The sages and preceptors have advised us to meditate during the morning and evening. The ‘Sun Meditation’ guided by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is very simple, yet very soothing and energies the whole body and calms the mind. This meditation is done in the morning when the sun is rising.

It’s really amazing to do this in direct sunlight where you can feel the warmth of the sun and the light. However, don’t worry if it’s a cold or gray and cloudy day. You don’t need to be able to see the sun to do this. Do it inside, in complete darkness!

Close your eyes and visualize the light of the sun above you. Feel the sunlight streaming in, pouring down all around you. Breathe, relax, open your heart, and feel the light of the sun flowing down in through your crown chakra at the top of your head. Let your crown chakra open to absorb the divine light of the sun that carries codes of awakening. Sunlight carries the light frequency and crystalline light consciousness.

Visualize Sunshine in Your Chakras

Let it flow in through your crown chakra and down through your pineal gland (opening your third eye). Continue down along your spinal column, into your throat, heart, solar plexus, and your root chakra. Pause at your solar plexus chakra and visualize it lighting up like the sun. Ground the sunlight all the way down to the crystalline core of Gaia.

Breathe and let the light flow into your heart. Expand your heart with golden crystalline sunlight. Feel the sunlight flowing into each and every cell. Relax and allow your cells to fill with more and more light as you become more vibrant, energized, supercharged.

Let go of any lower vibrations, fear, doubt, or tension. Release these into the light and welcome the sunlight to shine brighter, more radiantly, more in alignment with your authentic truth and your true divine nature as a crystalline being. Open your heart, feel the divine light pouring in all around you. Visualize yourself glowing as the sun; as pure sunlight.

Bring Your Own Sunshine – Open Your Heart Light and Create Sunshine From Within

“No matter the weather, bring your own sunshine.”

You’ve probably heard this expression before, or at least one that’s similar. This is incredibly relevant right now for a couple of reasons.

There is so much negativity in the world. There is drama unfolding on the world stage and a lot of people are getting dragged into that. Their vibration is decreasing because of it. You and I have the opportunity to be the shining light, the voice of positivity, the voice of presence, and the calm amidst the storm.

Bringing your own sunshine can be as simple as bringing a positive outlook to your day. Ask your Angels to help you stay positive regardless of whatever storms may be brewing around you. Being positive really makes a huge difference and this is the most easily to interpret the meaning of bringing your own sunshine.

What happens if it is raining in the case of Sun Meditation?

You can never trust the weather, one moment it might be all sunny and the next it might be full of clouds with light showers. So, now you can’t see the sun, what should you be doing now?

As discussed above, this is the perfect time to bring out your sunshine. This is a great remedy if you like to stay a lot indoors or you have an office job and can’t get access to sunlight. To energize yourself with the light inside you, you are raising the vibrational frequency inside of you by enriching your body, mind, and soul. Never forget of your ability to shine light from inside you to the people around you and yourself.

For this to happen, you need to focus on the energy inside you and believe that it will energize you. Ask for the help of the Angels by making a small prayer to make this task easier and faster. It is known to be working very effectively and efficiently but, any additional help is always beneficial.

You Are the Sun for Yourself

In the absence of the sun when there are clouds, you can always become your sun! You need to open your heart, shine the light inside you, and ask the Angels for the help to bless you with their love and light as well. The fear, hatred, and any negative energy will be sucked out of you by the light while all the positive energies around you will be sucked into your body, mind, and soul. You need to let your body build by growing and expanding with the help of the light. This can be achieved by shifting from a lower state of vibration-al frequency to a higher state of vibration-al frequency.

Shine your light, receive your light, and shine it upon others so that others can benefit from it as equally as you can. Charge yourself and give others a chance to charge themselves too! Sun Meditation is your remedy that will make all of this happen

Get Outside and Sit! The Sitting Sun Meditation

It is common practice that we meditate inside. Whether it be in our bedroom, yoga studio or the office break room, we are often meditating while surrounded by four walls and a ceiling. With the summer in full spring, why not take your practice outdoors? At the Center, our staff and volunteers meditate together weekly in our meditation studios. It is an important part of our work week that enables us to be with what is present, and to make healthy choices in our work and personal lives.

Now that it’s summer, there have been lovely, sunny days where we’re meditating inside, not even considering that we could walk through the door and have the sun shining on us. Habits are habits, and here’s a classic example of not being mindful of what is right outside of us. It was the mindful noticing by one of our staff who asked “Why aren’t we meditating outside!?” when everyone agreed “Yes, why aren’t we!?”With this simple, mindful insight, we have since been enjoying our sunny summer meditation sits outside, taking a break from our desks, and shifting to the great outdoors.We invite you to do the same and we would like to offer you “The Sitting Sun” meditation which you can practice in your backyard, at the park or wherever comfortable where the sun shines on you.The “Sitting Sun Meditation”We often use the concepts of mindfulness and awareness interchangeably. Yet, they are not actually identical. You can be aware that the sun is shining on you, but that doesn’t mean you are being mindfully aware of it, noticing your moment-to-moment, body and mind experience.When practicing “The Sitting Sun Meditation”, make the sun your focal point of attention by experiencing body sensations from the sun shining on you.We hope you enjoy this meditation, and enjoy your summer wherever you are!

  1. Finding a sunny spot. Find a place that is comfortable and where the sunlight exposure is OK to be in for a period of time (maybe wear some sunscreen). It can be a good option to find a spot that has a mix of shade and sunlight if it is a particularly hot day.
  2. Taking your seat. Whatever you’re sitting on— be it a chair, a meditation cushion, or a park bench—find a spot that gives you  stable and solid support, not cause your back to perch or hang.
  3. Bringing attention to the body. Noticing the body, having an open and receptive stance to any sensations that are present.  If there are none, knowing that this is OK and just being with the experience of not noticing sensations.
  4. Attending to sunlight sensations.  Bringing attention to any sensations from the sunlight on the body. Noticing qualities of these sensations such as temperature, tingling, pressure… whatever it is in that very moment. Acknowledging the air quality from its contact with the body such as dryness, humidity, a breeze. Also, feeling out where the sun is in the sky, based on the sun rays on the body. You do not have to think about where it is in the sky, but just sensing it moment-to-moment. If you do find that you are in thought, noticing this, and gently coming back to the sensations of sunlight.
  5. Expanding to sensations of sound. With an outdoor meditation, there is the likelihood of sounds of the street, wildlife, plants, crowds, whooshing…opening your ears to the soundscape. You do not have to go out searching for sounds, just observing them as they come and go.
  6. Offering Gratitude to the sun. The sun is something that we often take for granted. Taking a moment to be grateful for its presence and what it does for us every day. Bringing life to the earth by nourishing the plants, animals and ourselves.

What is it about the setting sun? We’ve all seen it before. Two lovers drink in a gorgeous sunset, then turn to gaze into each other’s eyes—the perfect moment for a first kiss. They are both feeling an emotional high. As John Denver sang, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. Sunshine almost always makes me high….”   The Benefits of Light Scientists know that bright light stimulates the production of serotonin which helps maintain a positive mood. Too little serotonin causes depression and lack of energy. Some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during winter because they don’t get enough sunlight. A cure for SAD is to use a bright light box for several minutes each day.   The Benefits of Sunshine

Learn more about Solar Health, Solar Wealth

…Or you can sun gaze for free!1 Beside the serotonin high produced by sun gazing, sunbathers get an additional high. Dr. Michael F. Ho-lick, in The UV Advantage,2notes that “sun exposure provides a natural high by stimulating the release of ‘feel good’ substances in your body such as serotonin, dopamine, and beta endorphins. Sunshine also suppresses hormones like melanin, which make you feel sluggish and down.” Holistic book summarizes the research that’s been done on the benefits of sunbathing in treating many diseases. However, more research needs to be done and it should be expanded to include sun gazing.   In the meantime, lovers will continue gazing into the sunset and sunbathers will keep basking in the rays of the sun. They don’t need a scientific paper to confirm what they already know—sunshine gives them a natural high!   The Benefits of Solar Meditation Above and beyond the biophysical positive effects of sunlight are the spiritual effects. In esoteric mystery school teachings, the sun is the physical manifestation of the spiritual Sun wherein dwells the Solar Presence.3 These schools taught their students techniques of connecting with their Solar Presence. One such technique, taught by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov,4 is “drinking the sun.” He instructed his students to “drink this living light and picture it flowing into all the cells and organs of your body, strengthening, vivifying and purifying them.”

Health Benefits of Sun Meditation or Surya Yoga

Worship of the sun has been popular right from time immemorial. The reason why the sun is worshiper during ancient times is because the sun provides us with many kinds of benefits. Moreover, humans know that the sun is the only source of energy, light as well as warmth needed for life to survive on earth. Hence worship ping sun became a practice that was common all round the world. Healthy life for even a tiny bacteria depended on the energy provided by this ball of fire.

Worship ping the sun was the prime aim of sun meditation in the early times. This kind of meditation included the person facing the sun’s light and practicing certain meditating techniques such as Surya Namaskar and Sooryayog. It was in the 20th century that Surya Namaskar was developed. It is a set of yoga warm up techniques done while standing in sunlight. Soorya yoga on the other hand, is a sun meditation done from the ancient times. It included looking at the sun directly for some minutes. These two kinds of meditation techniques give a lot many health benefits to us. As these two require the person practicing to be fully exposed to sunlight, we will be able to gain a log of health benefits. Healthy living is possible when we choose the right exercise or lifestyle for our daily life.

Surya Namaskar or the Salutation of the sun was developed around the 20th century in India. A series of yogic asanas or postures are done during sunrise or sunset. There are 12 asanas on the whole with a lot of variations.

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