January 16, 2005 at 4:33 pm #2537
I emailed Michael to get his response to the solarhealing.com practice. His response is in two e-mails:
> I teach sun gazing practices, but usually wait until people have developed
> more grounding pathways in their body. Then it becomes much safer and
> productive. Solar chi is very raw, hard to digest. His method is very
> external, standing on bare ground to ground. But it can work.
> His knowledge of what the sun is spiritually is virtually non existant. So
> you get into an altered state, but don’t have much ability to relate that to
> other states. Again, there are many paths, and this can work for some.
> I am skeptical of nine months being the end of the practice. More likely it
> is just the beginning, but is there somewhere to go?
> This is not to discourage you from sun gazing. It is a wonderful practice.
> It can be even more wonderful and useful if properly digested, and this
> involves exchanging solar essence with earth essence. If your body shifts
> vibration and has no resistance, the eyes can handle the longer periods
> safely. Adding primordial [chikung] is certainly a big help in digesting the
> Let me know what happens after nine months….
> May the Five Inner Tones of the Dao Sing in our Heart,
> Michael Winn
Ok to post.
You might also consider the three “body-mandala” movements of Deep Healing
Chi Kung, the sister form to Primordial. They are designed for sun-earth
exchange, and can be done with sun-gazing in the upper position and center
of earth gazing in the lower position. This instruction is not on the video,
but is one of the practices in greater and greatest kan & li.
[end of second email]
Very cool advice and feedback. I’ll need to check out Deep Healing Chikung. I agree that 9 months does seem like a short timetable.
-YodaJanuary 17, 2005 at 8:59 pm #2538
Hey Yoda, just realized I had this on my bookshelf, Still as a Mountain Powerful as Thunder by Y.P. Dong, I chuan Master.He ahs some nature meditations one happens to be sungazing.Here goes word for word.
THE PRACTICE OF THE SUN
Most of the worlds cultures have viewed the sun as the source of all life. Taoists too beleive the sun is one of the most powerful and sacred forms of natural energy with which practicioners can work.Caution: never stare directly at the sun as this may cause irrepareable damage to your eyes.
Sunrise is the best time to practice this exercise.However, it can be done at high noon and sunset although the eyese should be kept closed throughout to avoid retinal damage.
Spring, the time of growth, is the best season in which to practice the exercise.You may do it at other periods of seasonal change as well, for almost any change means that there is an increae in available natural energy that you can utilize.
Do not practice this if your body feels cold becasue of outside temperature.Practice in an enviornment that is neither too cold nor too hot, thus maintaining the balance of yin and yang within your body.
1. The best time to begin is shortly before sunrise.Stand facing east, the direction in which the sun rises, and select a standing meditation posture that you find comfortable.
2. Relax the body and mind as much as you can, breathing slowly and rhythmically through the nose with the mouth closed.Be sure you have slected level ground.
3. Stare directly at the glow before the sun comes over the horizon.Close your eyes as soon as the sun appears.
4.Merge the rays of the sun with your own energy.VIsualize/Feel the light filling your body, and feel the warmth form head to toe.Let your body feel like a sunbeam.
5. Continure to relax with an empty mind filled with sunlight.Doing this until the sun has fully risen gives you the benefit of the energy of the entire chnage from darkness to light.
6. Stand only as long as you are comfortable, then gradually transfor the body of light you now possess back into material form in which you originally began your practice.
He also says to do pretty much the same thing for the moon, especially full moon. The key seems to be to NOT think of the sun or moon as a seperate object far away.As he says, see it as a living glowing aspect of your own consiousness.He aslo has practices for mountain, stones, trees, water, wind and rain and one really cool one for rainbows.Ill write that one up too.January 18, 2005 at 9:23 am #2540
I just read the rainbow practice too. I’ve read several yiquan books, but haven’t encountered this spirit before. I’ll have to check into YP Dong. Since learning about sungazing, it has occured to me that yiquan masters have tapped into this practice at least to some extent. The most famous photo of Wang Xiangzhai actually practicing–it seems like he is outside looking up at the sun or at the very least facing the sun.
In any case, Yiquan is often said to be an outdoor practice–doesn’t work nearly as well inside. So even if there’s no sungazing aspect of yiquan teachings, it at least harnesses sunbathing/starbathing benefits.
Also, I’ve heard it said that sungazing/sunbathing brings in the full spectrum of light and then the specific color energies get sent to the specific organs. That’s a nice taoist connection too.
Also, I mentioned http://www.solarhealing.com in my above post which is by Hira Manek Ratan who is a current proponent of sungazing. I may have mentioned sunhealing.com in a past post but that’s not a public link that I have access to. A better one is sungazing.com which is one person’s experience with Hira’s protocol.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.