You must have realized that the sun gives us heat. It's so nice to feel the warm sun on our skin when we're cold! The sun has an amazing amount of heat, and even though we only get a small part of it, it's exactly what we need. Perhaps you also realized how much light it provides us. Without the sun, we wouldn't see anything. But there is much more…
Without the Sun, Earth would be a lifeless ball of rock and ice
Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the sun's heat and light, Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-covered rock. The sun heats our seas, creates rain and our weather patterns, it also powers the growing green plants that provide food and oxygen for life on Earth. What about the moon? The moon has no light of its own. All the light we see is actually sunlight reflecting off our moon.
Sunlight as a source of Vitamin D and energy is also irreplaceable. In addition, sunlight destroys viruses. A few minutes in the sun in summer, while the skin is slightly pink, produces 10,000 to 50,000 IU of vitamin D. Which is almost 100 times more than the recommended daily dose. The body can retain vitamin D synthesized from the sun's rays for a longer period of time than vitamin D obtained through supplementation or food.
How to worship the sun?
It is therefore not surprising that ancient civilizations already worshiped the sun. The summer solstice is the time when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. Many ancient cultures marked this date as significant, and the concept of sun worship is almost as old as humanity itself. In societies that were primarily agricultural and depended on the sun for life and sustenance, it is no surprise that the sun became deified. While many people today may enjoy a sunny outdoor barbecue, go to the beach or boost their tan, for our ancestors the summer solstice was a time of great spiritual significance.
How can you celebrate the sun as part of your own spirituality?
It's not difficult - after all, the sun is out almost all the time! Try a few ideas and include the sun in your rituals:
Use a bright yellow or orange candle that represents the sun and place it in your favorite part of the home. Place sun traps in the windows. Charge some water in the sunlight and use it, for example, for your flowers. Finally, you can add sun salutations as part of your practice to bow to the ultimate source of energy.
Is the sun really the cause of cancer?
After reading several articles, I can confidently say that labeling the sun as the cause of cancer is not that easy at all. Some studies even state that significant avoidance of the sun's rays causes much more damage to our health than sunbathing. The development of cancer depends on a number of other factors. Therefore, it is not appropriate to label the sun as a source of cancer and fear. If we have sensitive skin and need to protect ourselves with sunscreen, it is more than appropriate to study the effect of creams on our skin and choose one that really helps the skin. But there is no need to avoid or even fear the sun. It has an absolutely indispensable positive effect on our body and psyche.
Practice outside and use the solar source as a charger for good mood and energy
The time of the summer months is absolutely ideal for spending time outside. Just 20 minutes of exercise in the fresh air will replenish the important hormone serotonin, which is also called the hormone of happiness. It will lift your mood, improve the quality of your sleep, strengthen your bones and even lower your blood pressure. If you went to exercise in the morning, when it's not too hot, try exercising directly in the sunlight and enjoy a new dimension to your practice.
„When you feel sad, turn your face to the sun. You will leave all the shadows behind you.“
— Jan Werich
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