The Grand Gland
Praise for the Pituitary
The pituitary is a pea-sized gland located at the center of the base of your brain, just below the hypothalamus—described as slightly above and between the eyebrows. Known as the “master gland,” the pituitary produces hormones that control your other glands, as well as various bodily functions, including sexual maturation and reproduction. Hormones produced by the pituitary help regulate the thyroid. Your hard-working pituitary also regulates water from the kidneys to prevent dehydration.
Why is this gland important to yogis? When you meditate and focus at the point between your eyebrows (the Third Eye), you stimulate your pituitary gland. Many yoga postures (including Triangle Pose and Child’s Pose) help to strengthen and balance this gland. Chanting yogic mantras vibrates and attunes the hypothalamus and pituitary/pineal glands, to give the yogic practitioner a more “tuned in” experience, enhancing intuition and inner light. Work on your pituitary gland…and let it uplift you in body, mind and spirit.
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