Meditation with Light and the Brain

To be done at sunrise.

Look at the sun or face the sun, eyes closed, and imagine looking directly into the sun. Can be done sitting or standing.

  1. As you breathe in, imagine light coming into the eyes, through the optic nerve and into the brain. As you do this, say silently “Nur” (Arabic for “light”).
  2. Important: the light must go through the optic nerve.
  3. Pause two or three seconds between the inhalation and the exhalation to fill the brain with light.
  4. As you breathe out, imagine the brain glowing with light. As you do this, say silently “Allah” (Arabic for “God” or “the One.”) Make the out-breath twice as long as the in-breath.

This practice is best done in the morning to fill the darkened mind. Concentrate the light in the brain; don’t let it wander into the body. This compensates for our darkened minds.