Last week we looked at the Endocrine system and I was asked by several students to write a second blog with a more detailed description of each gland/organ, the emotions attached to them and the hormonal secretions that need to be balanced. I decided it would be best done in a simple practical table.
Hope this is enjoyable and informative.
The first Chakra, earth element is about grounding and feeling safe and secure. Doing any poses which uses your legs and feet strongly like Tree pose, warrior, or forward bends will help you feel balanced. This region is where the Kundalini energy resides, waiting to be awakened to travel up the spine to all balance the entire body, subtle body, mind and aura.
|Gland/Organ||Hormone||Emotion||How to Balance||Chakra||Element||Illness|
|Ovaries/testes||Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone||Over sensitivity, lack of passion||Cobra, Pigeon, Sat kriya||2nd chakra||Water||Reproductive problems, Menstrual problems, Low Libido|
|Liver||Breakdowns hormones||Anger||Twists||3rd chakra||Fire||Toxicity|
|Pancreas||Insulin, glucagon||Greed||Twists||3rd chakra||Fire||Diabetics Hypoglycaemia|
|Adrenal & Kidneys||Cortisol, Adrenalin||Stress, Fight or Flight, Fear||Cat/Cow
|3rd chakra||Fire||Asthma, eczema, Kidney stones, blood pressure problems|
|Thymus Gland||T cell production/immune system||Lack of self-love||Tapping chest, Kriyas for heart||4th chakra||Air||Arthritis, heart problems, coughs|
|Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs||5th chakra||Ether||Obesity, Heart failure, reproductive problems|
|Parathyroid||Calcium phosphate balance||Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs||5th chakra||Ether||Bone density, kidney problems|
|Pituitary Master Gland||Tropic hormones – Oxytocin||Bonding Connectedness
lack of trust, confusion, isolation
|Third eye focus, Kirtan kriya, Mantra||6th chakra||Ether||Chronic Stress
Exposure to food that mimics hormones
|Hypothalamus link between nervous and endocrine||Kirtan kriya, breath control pranayama, mantra||6th chakra||Ether|
|Pineal||Melatonin||Sleep, Body rhythms and cycles||Focus on crown, Breath control. Mantra.||7th chakra||Ether||Sleep problems, Premature ageing|
Have a look at this table and see where you think you have imbalances and then incorporate the appropriate exercises, breathing techniques etc. into your daily routine to achieve emotional and hormonal balance.
Mon 6 Mar 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 7 Mar 6-7pm Kundalini Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 8 Mar 5- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)
Wed 8 Mar 3-3.45pm Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 8 Mar 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5
Sat 11 Mar 6- 7.30pm Sri Yoga Shala, Full Moon Gong Bath@ Thalpe, Galle.