As I sit to write this post, I note that this past month has been particularly devoid of sunlight in the midwest. When I traveled this past week and half to Washington DC and to New York City, I also did not see much if any sun. So I assume many areas of the Country have been in this fog and you are experiencing the same phenomena.
I also went to my doctor for a physical. Something I had not done in a long time. I am healthy and active so I guess I take this step a little for granted. All the results were good. I am low in Vitamin D. You say, what is the cause of this deficiency? Sunlight. Apparently, it is a common effect of living in a location like I do coupled with our move from an agrarian society to a service society.
A friend of mine from The Daily Meal was telling me about a really popular blog site – Sun Gazing. This site was started by a friend of hers and apparently it is widely popular and followed. It has more than 3,000,000 followers on Facebook alone. What exactly is Sungazing? The most basic definition I found is that it is staring at the sun. It is often associated with spiritual or ritual practices. It is drawing energy from the sun.
As is the case with many “unique” practices, they are rooted in ancient history and have been practiced for thousands of years by groups including the Mayans, Egyptians, Aztecs, Tibetans and more. I am not taking an opinion on the health benefits because I have barely begun my research on this practice. I provide this next link which was a study NASA performed on one person with the help of doctors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Many spiritual practices believe that there is no coincidences. So for me this post is about connecting the dots of hearing about Sun Gazing, and then, getting a physical result showing a deficiency that can be directly tied to lack of sun. If any of you follow this practice of have insights, I would love to hear from you.