Sunshine Therapy / Sun Worship

There are lots of studies that prove that exposure to the sun has many health benefits. In fact, there’s a disorder that directly linked to seasonal changes called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Lately, I’ve been out and about a lot but I also make it a point to sit outside in the sun for at least an hour, even if I am really busy doing things around the house I get my sun on. 

From the MayoClinic.org 🌎:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

 

The sun is therapeutic to me. It wakes my skin up and makes me feel like I have more energy even when I’m only out for 30 mins or so. If I’m out for a long time, I can feel very tired which is possibly due to dehydration. I’ve been drinking a lot more water. So far, the sun hasn’t slowed me down. 😉

From MindBodyGreen.com 🌎:


It’s important that you remain respectful of the sun if you plan to bathe in it’s restorative properties. Slowly build up your tolerance by sitting in the sun for 30 mins a day and then increase that time as your skin begins to darken. Limit your sun exposure during the height of the sun. Plan to be outdoors in the morning or late evening for extended periods of time when the sun is not as strong. If you are out during peak sun hours, wear a protective hat, sunglasses and something to protect your skin (even if you are darker skinned). Skin cancer does not discriminate. However, if you are highly melanated, you do have some natural protection against the sun that others do not. 

Here are 10 Health Benefits to Sun Exposure. Please click the link above for more detailed information of each benefit.

  1. Sunlight and whole foods send breast cancer into remission.
  2. The sun’s light kills bad bacteria.
  3. Sunlight has a beneficial effect on skin disorders, such as psoriasis, acne, etc…
  4. Sunlight lowers cholesterol.
  5. The sun’s rays lower blood pressure.
  6. Sunlight penetrates deep into the skin to cleanse the blood and blood vessels.
  7. Sunlight increases oxygen content in human blood.
  8. Sunlight builds the immune system.
  9. Regular sunlight exposure increases the growth and height of children, especially babies.
  10. Sunlight can cure depression. The noon sunshine can deliver 100,000 lux. When we sit in offices for the best part of the day, out of the sun, under neon and artificial lights (150-600 lux), we are depriving ourselves of the illumination of nature. Sunlight deprivation can cause a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression. It is more common in winter months, but also common in people who work long hours in office buildings.


Some photos of me and my family yesterday enjoying the rays of light! Stay blessed! Namaste. ❤️🙏🏾🕉


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