Have you ever heard of the pineal gland? This part of the brain plays a very important role in the body. It is also called the “third eye”, this gland is considered the most magnetic of the human body.
The pineal gland: what is it?
The pineal gland is an endocrine gland which produces melatonin, a hormone that plays a key role in the regulation of biological rhythms such as sleep or sexual development. In the absence of light, the pineal gland secretes melatonin that makes you fall asleep. This hormone also acts as an antioxidant, strengthens the immune system and protects the DNA.
The pineal gland is located deep in the center of the brain, and is often called the third eye. Indeed, several theories exist about this part of the brain. The philosopher René Descartes argued that this body part was the seat of the soul, because of its central location and because it would be the only one not to be in the form of pair as other organs.
The pineal gland is part of the endocrine gland whose function was last identified. This may explain the different speculations provided on its role. Among specialists of yoga, the pineal gland is associated with the Ajna chakra, or third eye.
According to Dr. Rick Strassman, author of The Spirit Molecule and psychologist specializing in the study of the effects of hallucinogens as dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the latter is a narcotic occurring naturally in the body. Between 1990 and 1995, Dr. Strassman investigated the possible effect of the DMT also called the “spiritual molecule.” According to the scientist, the molecule would have a spiritual and religious effect causing visions, disembodiment of consciousness, sensation of excitement, etc.
During the 5 years of investigation, Dr. Strassman has linked the chemical effect of the gland spiritual dimensions conferred by the East. This part of the body can therefore offer a state of well-being and inner balance.
How to enjoy the benefits of the third eye?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the third eye is able to calm the mind, reduce stress, relieve headaches, but also overcome insomnia. Simply massage the point of the body. This technique is called acupressure and stimulates various points to unblock the flow of energy and restore balance to the body and mind.
Just close your eyes and press with your thumb the meeting point of the line of the bridge of the nose and the eyebrows. Press gently for 45 to 60 seconds and release. Remember to relax your body and breathe slowly and deeply. Do this as often as you can and you will notice great improvements.