Sun is the soul of the whole universe. All beings on the earth owe their existence to Sun. In other words, Sun is life. Fortunately, we live in a country which is blessed with abundant sunlight. And here it can be utilized to the maximum level during winters. Sun is not only a rich source of Vitamin D but it also serves as a natural detoxicant by bringing out toxins from the body in the form of sweat. We all know that sunlight also kills germs.
While sitting in the Sun we should make sure that our head is covered. We should take sunlight on our spine to strengthffen the nervous system, first for 10 minutes and then in the front and accordingly the time should be doubled.
We should take sunlight as per our requirements and capability. We should not consider that if another person is taking sunlight for one hour, we can also do the same. When the sunlight becomes unbearable just stop taking it, irrespective of the time.
It is best to soak in sunlight at sandy places. But since in big cities such areas are not available, we can sit on a mat at any neat and clean place. The sun rays that reach us through rivers, lakes or greenery are the best.
It is best to take massage in the sun. But if, due to some reasons it is not possible, then it is advisable to sit in the Sun for half-an-hour after massage. It helps in absorption of oil in the body.
It is advised to take a glass of warm water and cover the body with green leaves, banana leaves, neem or peepal leaves. Sweating starts within 25-35 minutes. If at that time we can take bath in cold water all the toxins come out of body and our skin begins to glow and becomes healthy. The blood circulation also improves.
We should not only make use of the beneficial effects of sunrays on the exterior of our bodies but also let them enter our internal body by eating plenty of fruits and fresh vegetables which contains chemical deposits from Ultra Violet rays. Oranges and bananas contain lots of sun rays as they are more exposed to the sun. Although a fair amount of sun rays are there in every sort of vegetable but its quantity is comparatively more in cabbage and corn than in underground beets and potatoes.
In order to improve our digestive system we can make very light chapatis and keep them in the sun for some time and later eat them slowly. We can also keep the vegetables in the sun before cooking them. Similarly, fruits can also be kept and eaten. We can alsof keep the cooking oil in the Sun. After sun rays get absorbed in it, it would become a rich source of Vitamin D and improve the appetite and make the food more digestive.
Sun is great for the eyes too. Sitting in the sun with closed eyes for 5 to 15 minutes has a very good effect. It will be all the more beneficial if the sun rays reach the eyes through green leaves. After that fill the mouth with water and retain it. Splash water on the eyes and if possible in a small container take some water and blink your eyes in it. It not only cleanses the eyes but also improves the eyesight.Early in the morning, stand where sunrays reach you. With your arms closed behind for five minutes, move to and fro like a pendulum. Wash eyes with cold water. Sit down with your back erect and keep the palm of your hands on the closed eyes and concentrate on any black item for 2-3 minutes. This procedure helps in removal of spectacles and also improves the eyesight.
We often see that the farmers who work in the open fields have better health than those professionals who sit and work inside homes or offices. Though they are deficient in their food intake but this deficiency is overcome by the enormous amount of sunlight they soak in. Sun rays help in sweating which ultimately results in decreasing body fat, bringing in joy, happiness and everlasting health. So soaking in maximum sunlight especially during the winters is a boon for all of us.
— Dr Bharti Grover
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