SEATTLE — A teaser for a new documentary featuring a Seattle woman trying to survive solely on light, water and tea was posted to Reddit.com Wednesday.
The trailer, posted by James Allen Smith, features Navenna Shine, the founder and subject of the living on Light Experiment. Shine plans to spend the next four to six months abstaining from food of any kind and living on only light, water and tea.
According to her website Livingonlight.co, Shine started the experiment in an attempt to follow a group of obscure Yogis, who for thousands of years have claimed the ability to live on light. Some who adhere to such practices are called “breatharians,” — someone who gains energy and sustenance strictly through air and sunshine — and Shine hopes to prove it is possible by living out the experiment.
While difficult, Shine hopes the body can be trained to live through the hardships of surviving without food.
“The only way to prove it is by doing it,” Shine said.
There is no release date set yet for the new film.