Sunlight brings warmth and life to our planet. We would not exist without it. Sunlight is yang energy. It vitalizes our system!
Pineal gland of our brains secrete a hormone called Melatonin. This hormone plays an important role in helping us fall asleep. However, over production of this hormone leads to laziness. Production of Melatonin increases during dark/night and falls during daytime. Melatonin production is affected by intensity of sunlight, while Blue/Green rays hinder Melatonin production. Violet/Red rays improve it. Therfore, Sunbathing act at hormonal level to keep disorders at bay. Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have conducted various experiments on Melatonin and concluded that intensity of Sunlight, spectrum and time affect health. Those who do not get exposed to sunlight may develop physical and psychological disorders.
Please note that excessive sunbathing mayu lead to skin cancer, skin irritaion, wrinkles, glaucoma and complete blindness. Therfore, it is advisable to sunbath in moderation.
Lack of sun exposure can lead to fertility problems, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, depression , SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder), Cancer, fungus, arthritis...
Sunlight therapy was a medicine of the pre-antibiotic era, when infectious diseases were common place and the only defence against them was a strong immune system.
Melatonin is a hormone which controls sleep, and serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is tied to states of wakefulness and being in a "good mood." Serotonin is the anti-depressants chemical in the bloodstream which helps elevate moos.
When the body percieves sunlight, seotonin and endorphin levels increase. And the more sunlight the human body is exposed to, the more serotonin the brain produces. When the sunlight hits the optic nerve, some of that light is sent to the gland in the brain in charge of melatonin. In response, melatonin secretion decreases. when the sun goes down, the body increases its secretion of melatonin. The overall effect is "downtime" st night and "uptime" during the day.
Mud soaked in water is spread to make a half inch thick layer. it is placed on the eyes for 20 to 30 minutes. An eye mud pack helps in relaxing the eyes, especially good for those who require to sit in front of a computer for long hours.
Therapeutically, it reduces irritation, itching or other allergic conditions such as conjuctivitis and hemorrhage of the eye ball. It also helps in correcting refractive errors like short/long sightedness. It is effective in Glaucoma, where it works to reduce the eye ball tension.
Exposure to sun during the day will regulate the natural rhythm of hormone production, Serotonin during in the light hours of the day and Melatonin during the dark hours
Skin irritations such as acne, rashes, eczema, and athlete's foot can be cured by sun exposure.
The sun can hellp regulate the production of hormones by stimulating the Pineal Gland regulating its secretions, which may allow for more creativity, insight, and mindfulnesss, as well as helping to improve your mood, helping decrease symptoms of PMS or menopause.
Sunlight can help improve liver function, and assist in breaking down wastes and toxins in the body.
Exposure to the sun increases both white and red blood cell count and helps the blood circulate more efficiently.
The most known benefit of sunlight : Vitamin D.
Vitamin D helps the body regulate the immune system, increase calcium absorption, which leads to strong bones, and avoid kidney stones, diabetes, and even obesity. D3 also improves cognitive functions and decreases the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease.
So how do you sunbathe responsibly, in order to recieve the sun's gift without being over-exposed? Most importantly is to know how long you should spend in direct sunlight at one time and choosing the best times of day.
Early morning and before sunset are ideal times of sunbathing.
Increase your time in the sun gradually. As you spend more time in the sun, your skin produces more melanin-the pigment giving you a tan. Never stay out long enough to become red or burned.
Sunscreen: Not only does sunscreen not prevent skin cancer, it can cause cancer in several ways. When you wear sunscreen your body does not produce Vitamin D3 from sunlight. This amazing vitamin is incredibly important for your health and is known to help prevent numerous types of cancer. The vast majority of sunscreens contain a numerous harmful chemicals. These chemicals are absorbed into your skin, weakening the immune system and making your body more susceptible to many diseases, including cancer. If you are in a situation that requires exposure to the sun for a long time, try to wear a hat and long sleeves to cover your skin...and drink alot of water. The safest ways to protect your skin are to pay attention to how much sun your body can handle, drink lots of water, and to eat a healthy, clean diet. The light and warmth of the sun are required by all life on earth.