Ancient Solar Exercise

Sunflower Breathing

Our Sun has been a Sacred symbol and a powerful human reference for strength, courage, vitality and Divine energy in every single culture of the world. In many cultures and ancient religions, the Sun held a place of an archetypical paternal force among the pantheon of Gods. The Sun God was worshiped by people from many parts of the world.

The Solar influence in our lives dictates our own very living routines; how we organize our crops, the timing of harvest, and the way we interact with our environment.

This is a Toltec exercise with high vibrational effects, strongly recommended when one may feel stressed out, lacking energy or even the will to proceed with regular daily tasks.

It is preferable to do this exercise in the morning, but it can be perform at any time while there is daylight.

In order to perfectly perform this meditation/Spiritual exercise, we recommend the following visualization Imagery:


Imagine that you are a Sunflower in a field filled with other Sunflowers, following the lead and connected directly with the Solar influence.  Allow yourself to be a witness to the Energy of Life.

Face the Sun directly with your eyes closed. 

Note:  Never look directly into the Sun.

Inhale deeply from your mouth, visualizing the warmth of the Sun coming inside of your throat and going into your stomach.

Hold this sensation inside for as long as you can, without causing any type of strains or discomfort.

Exhale slowly and calmly from your nose.

The Sunlight brings much Energy to your physical and extra-physical bodies because it is filled with Prana[1].

Once initiated, this exercise should be repeated at least three times.


During the performance of this exercise, you may feel the Solar Energy expanding and softly embracing every part of your body. This is especially useful, when suffering from some pain in specific parts of your body. It is possible to direct with the help of your direct intention the healing influence of the Sun’s rays to the affected areas.

In this case, the breathing pattern is a little different from the one given in the previous exercise.

We suggest three deep inhalations from the nostrils; with your mind’s eyes, imagine the Solar Energy now climbing all the vertebrae of your spine slowly; at each step upwards, this Energy release a power of mini-Suns; that, in their turn, irradiate the curative and restorative power  to  the affected area where the discomfort is located. 


[1] Prana is the Sanskrit word for “Vital Life/ Life Force”. In Vedantic philosophy; Prana is the notion of a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings and vital energy, comparable to the Chinese notion of Qi. Prana is a central concept in Ayurveda and Yoga, where it is believed to flow through a network of fine subtle channels called “Nadis” (“Meridians” in Traditional Chinese Medicine). In the Ayurveda, the Sun and Sunshine are held to be a source of Prana.


*Taken From Humanity Healing Network


Posted on September 12, 2011, in Holistic Healing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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