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Pineal & Pituitary Glands according to Ayurveda

Podcast: Pineal & Pituitary Glands according to Ayurveda

The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland shaped like a pine cone. It’s located in the brain near the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha about these small but very important glands and explains the importance of Pineal and Pituitary Glands according to Ayurveda.

In many cultures, the pineal gland is associated with the so-called “third eye”. From a spiritual perspective, it is seen as a gateway to a higher level of consciousness and also plays an important role when it comes to both physical and mental well-being. The pineal gland can be stimulated and activated with various Ayurvedic treatments, such as Shirodhara.

The pituitary gland is also assigned a very special significance in Ayurveda. There is also a connection to the third eye here. The pituitary gland also produces hormones that control many important processes in our body. The two doshas that are mainly associated with the pituitary gland are Pitta and Vata.

This podcast examines the Ayurvedic significance of the two glands in detail. The episode ‘Pineal and Pituitary Glands according to Ayurveda’ deals with the following topics:

    • What is the pineal gland?
    • The relationship between the pineal & pituitary glands & the chakras.
    • The concept of the 3rd eye.
    • Moving from the grounded chakras to the more subtle chakras.
    • Melatonin & the Circadian rhythms.
    • Calcification of the pineal gland.
    • The benefits of chakra mantras.
    • The journey of accessing the subtle energies of the pineal gland.