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One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun

Written: by Isira | Published: June 6, 2019

One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun. Some of the latest studies have proven the ancient ritual of meditating with sunrise has more benefits than we might first imagine. Not only is this good for us spiritually, it is good for our overall well being. Here are just a few of the benefits. 

Boosts production of melatonin and serotonin. Research shows sungazing stimulates the pineal gland as the direct sunlight hits the eye, moves through retinal-hypothalamic tract, and then hits the brain. This stimulates the pineal gland, also known as the “master gland”. This boosts the secretion of melatonin and serotonin, our "feel-good" hormones.

Increased energy levels. The stimulation of the pineal gland has a flow on effect - related to the secretion of the aforementioned hormones.

Not only can this practice boost hormone levels, it has also been shown to increase the size of the pineal gland.

Promotes weight loss and balance. One of the historical theories for sun gazing was that the body and mind could be nourished by the sun, reducing the need for food. And hormonal balance plays a large role with maintaining healthy weight. 

Restores and balances circadian rhythms. The natural cycles of light (from sunrise to sunset) play a key role in maintaining the body’s overall rhythms. This in turn enables a balancing of our nervous system, aiding better sleep patterns, energy, moods and stress management. Our artificial environments and devices have played a major role in disrupting these cycles. 

All good reasons to set your alarm for at least half an hour before sunrise so you can RISE with the sun and ignite your body, mind, heart and soul!

Namaste.

One Life, One Love.