Why we all need a little sunshine in our lives?
Heliotherapy or sunbathing is very important for people's lives. Without light and heat live on Earth is impossible. The sun is life on earth. Even recently have been discussed negatives from sun, this method of treatment improve our health. Heliotherapy was also popular during the past decades, when substituted the vast majority of pharmaceutical drugs.
The sunlight control a wide range of biochemical processes in the human eye and brain, so heliotherapy is useful not only for treatment of certain diseases, but also for preventing healthy people.
Sun's light affects the circadian rhythms of the human body or our internal clock . This is the rhythm that 24 hours maintains physiotherapy and psychological conditions. Tell us when we must sleep or awake our body.
All we need vitamin D
Sunlight plays a vital role in the production of vitamin D in the body, and it's believed that the vitamin may have a role in stopping or slowing the growth of tumors by preventing the overproduction of cells, as well as in boosting bones. Vitamin D is available in some foods, but it is estimated that up to 90 per cent comes from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D regulates calcium metabolism in the body and this is important for:
Atapa Snana is the yogic phrase for the healing science of sun bathing. We live in a modern world that is bombarded with paranoid messages about how dangerous the sun is. We should remember that the ancient yogis and many other cultures knew how to use the sun to heal all kinds of illnesses, and bring about radiant health.
- Growth and bone strength
- Strengthening of the nervous system
- Stimulate immunity
- Insulin secretion
- Regulation of blood pressure
- Prevention and treatment of many heart and autoimmune diseases
- Enhances mental performance
It prevents depression
The presence of vitamin D in human’s body stimulates the production of hormones serotonin (hormone of happiness) and dopamine (the hormone of dependencies). Sun exposure is necessary for our good emotional condition and cheerful mood. Give us energy, optimism and increase our libido.
Improves our physical form
What gives us the sun? - strengthens our vital forces and we improve ourselves instantly. Body cells get more oxygen and accumulate vitamin D through the skin. This acts to speeding up the metabolism and get into better physical shape. For those who practice sport often in open areas - present most favorable results - their muscles tighten, they are increasing stamina and feel more energized.
Protects against cancer
In recent years scientists have proved that the response and recovery after suffering cancer depend on the availability of a sufficient amount of vitamin D in our body. Because this vitamin is stored in our body for period of time sunbathing could give you a solid dose for the winter season!
It is incorrect to think that sunbathing on the beach is the only way to accumulate maximum sunlight. Walks in the sun even a light shade transitions in the mountains have a more powerful effect because the combination of sun, air and movement.
Best time suitable for sunbathing is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. In the summer and especially in our latitudes direct sun exposure between 13-17 hours is extremely strong. It is extremely dangerous for unprotected skin to be exposed on direct sunlight, so we recommend using a sunscreen protector, a hat and sunglasses.
Stimulates our libido
The sun affects our sexual energy because it strengthens the work of the pineal gland which takes care and follows our hormonal balance. The result is the same both for women and men.
It keeps us healthy
The risk of myriad diseases and disorders can be reduced by sunlight, according to researchers around the world. "Epidemiological data indicate a low vitamin D status in tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, hypertension, and specific types of cancer,'' says a team from the University of Bonn.
Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the Sun's heat and light, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth.