History

The Sun is the biggest planet in our planetary system. Its circumference is 109 times bigger than that of the earth and it can accommodate 1.3 million earths in it (1,392,000 km diameter). Its distance from our earth is 150 million km and it weighs 333,000 times the weight of the earth. Also, 99.8% of the weight of our planetary system is the sun’s weight. Sun continuously sends out fireballs, which are 50,000 km long, 9,000 km wide and whose each jump towards the earth is 200,000 km. Due to all these magnificent powers of the sun, it is no wonder that it has inspired the mankind throughout the history. It has been worshipped from the earliest of times by many societies living in different parts of the world. Each civilization had a different story about it.

In numerous ancient civilizations — from the Incas and Aztecs to the Greeks and Egyptians – this practice has been recorded and utilized. In ancient Egypt, the sun was worshiped as Ra. Mankind and animals were said to have come into being through his tears. The king himself was believed to be the “Son of Ra”. It was also believed that on his death, the king would be re-united with his father, the sun. The pyramids were regarded as a ramp or a means of access to the sky.

In ancient Greece and Rome, Apollo came to be associated with the sun. In Mesopotamia it was Shamash. The Indian tribes of America have many interesting tales associated with the sun.

Science has proved the need for sunlight for growth, agriculture, health and numerous other aspects of human life. Many of the myths from around the world reflect a belief in the need for sunlight in the greater scheme of things. Indian mythology too understands the role of the sun. It was worshipped as “Surya” in India in ancient times. According to the Indian mythology, Surya was responsible for health and life, a reflection of what was perhaps the scientific belief of the time. Surya is one of the principal vedic deities. He is pictured as riding across the sky on a chariot pulled by seven horses. One wonders the analogy between seven horses and the seven colors of light.There is a practice in getting energy on a temporary basis by the Americas. To get energy for their body, Native Indians take sunbath by standing in the sun for two hours exposing maximum parts of their body and they don’t need to eat food on those days. They sustain on micro food of the sunlight. When clouds gather we become gloomy. We see the sun and we get energetic, clearly defining the suns actual impact on humans.

There is a scientific explanation of what may be taking place during the employment of these methods. Since the brain is a powerful recipient and the retina and the pineal gland (third eye) being equipped with photoreceptor cells, a kind of photo analysis could be taking place during the Surya Namaskar, which provides a person with all kinds of energy and vitamins that are required for the proper functioning of his internal organs. In addition, the rays of the sun with seven colors have a cure for all kinds of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer and others. Whenever world peace is achieved, everyone should have a balanced mind. Therefore, this technique can also contribute to the global peace.