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.
- 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”).
- Important: the light must go through the optic nerve.
- Pause two or three seconds between the inhalation and the exhalation to fill the brain with light.
- 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.