The Pituitary Gland is known as the ‘Master Gland’ as it controls the entire glandular system which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive glands. It is located underneath the Hypothalamus in the center of the brain and is about the size of a bean. The Pituitary is associated with the Ajna Chakra (the Sixth Chakra) and the Third Eye.
When our eyes view parallel we use the converging optical nerve and where the optical nerve crosses is the pituitary gland and third eye. As a part of its function, the pituitary gland when turned on by the optical nerves, opens up our entire emotional and psychological awareness. That total openness drops us into the centre of the moment, and in the centre of the moment there is no time; we therefore receive all information at once. That is a highly intuitive state and that is the third eye.
The pituitary gland also aids our ability to bond with others. It isn’t a bonding that happens over words and shared ideals, but it is in a deeper sense. Have you ever been drawn to certain people that you end up having an instant connection with? This is the Pituitary Gland. When the Pituitary is weak, it can make a person feel lonely and disconnected from the world.
The Pituitary Gland also has to do with our growth physically, spiritually and intellectually. When the Pituitary isn’t mature, one can pretend to be someone that they are not. Their inner being isn’t aligned with the part they show the world, which is due to a lack of trust in their intuition. When a person doesn’t trust their intuition and doesn’t project their true self, it makes it hard connect with others.
Let me address the question of physical discomfort around the eyes when focusing at the third eye. Whenever you are in a particular mudra with the eyes focusing at the third eye point or focusing at the tip of the nose, it uses muscles that you probably have not used very often. If the pain is really severe begin with focusing mentally on the third eye or tip of the nose, not actually physically focusing on the third eye, practice this until it becomes easier, then start to focus for 30seconds or so on the 3rd eye or tip of nose point, slowly build this up until the muscles get use to this new stretch.
- Focusing during meditation on the third eye or tip of the nose.
- Stand up, start breath of fire as you alternate between standing on tiptoes and then back down to your heals. Continue 1-3mins. To end inhale and sit down quickly in easy pose giving the spine a slight jolt. Do not do this if you have back problems.
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This week’s classes:
Mon 6 June 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 7 June 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 8 June 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 8 June 3-3.45pm Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 8 June 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Fri 10 June 6.30-7.30pm Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)
Week beginning Mon 13 June most Kundalini Yoga teachers are on Retreat so please call the studios to check if classes are on.