The pineal gland (शीर्षग्रंथि) is a small endocrine gland in the brain of most vertebrates. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone that modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles. The shape of the gland resembles a pine cone from which it derived its name. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System believes the physical as well as spiritual importance of the pineal gland, hence we are of the opinion that everyone should know about structure, function, clinical significance, physical importance, spiritual importance, and how to awaken pineal gland?
Pineal gland Meaning (शीर्षग्रंथि का मतलब)
The pineal gland, a pine-cone shaped gland of the endocrine system, is a highly essential part of the brain necessary to our survival. It is often associated with the third eye or the Agya chakra, when activated, leads one to higher realms of consciousness.
Pineal gland Structure (शीर्षग्रंथि की संरचना )
The pineal gland is a midline brain structure that is unpaired. It takes its name from its pine-cone shape. The gland is reddish-gray and about the size of a grain of rice in humans. The pineal gland, also called the pineal body, is part of the epithalamus and lies between the laterally positioned thalamic bodies and behind the habenular commissure. It is located in the quadrigeminal cistern near to the corpora quadrigemina.
Blood supply (रक्त की आपूर्ति)
Unlike most of the mammalian brain, the pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system; it has profuse blood flow, second only to the kidney, supplied from the choroidal branches of the posterior cerebral artery.
Nerve supply (तंत्रिका आपूर्ति)
The pineal gland receives sympathetic innervation from the superior cervical ganglion. A parasympathetic innervation from the pterygopalatine and otic ganglia is also present. Further, some nerve fibers penetrate into the pineal gland via the pineal stalk. Also, neurons in the trigeminal ganglion innervate the gland with nerve fibers containing the neuropeptide PACAP.
Micro-anatomy (सूक्ष्म शरीर रचना)
The pineal body consists of humans of lobular parenchyma of pinealocytes surrounded by connective tissue spaces. The gland’s surface is covered by a pial capsule.
The pineal gland consists mainly of pinealocytes, but four other cell types have been identified. As it is quite cellular, it may be mistaken for a neoplasm.
Pineal gland Development (शीर्शग्रंथि का विकास)
The human pineal gland grows in size until about 1–2 years of age, remaining stable thereafter, although its weight increases gradually from puberty onwards. The abundant melatonin levels in children are believed to inhibit sexual development, and pineal tumors have been linked with precocious puberty.
In the zebrafish, the pineal gland does not straddle the midline but shows a left-side bias. In humans, functional cerebral dominance is accompanied by subtle anatomical asymmetry.
Pineal gland Function (शीर्षग्रंथि का कार्य)
The primary function of the pineal gland is to produce melatonin, which has various functions in the central nervous system, the most important of which is to help modulate sleep patterns. Light sensitive nerve cells in the retina detect light and send this signal to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), synchronizing the SCN to the day-night cycle. Nerve fibers then relay the daylight information from the SCN to the paraventricular nuclei (PVN), then to the spinal cord and via the sympathetic system to superior cervical ganglia (SCG), and from there into the pineal gland.
Regulation of the pituitary gland (पीयूष ग्रंथि का विनियमन )
Studies on rodents suggest that the pineal gland influences the pituitary gland’s secretion of the sex hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH). Pinealectomy performed on rodents produced no change in pituitary weight, but caused an increase in the concentration of FSH and LH within the gland. Administration of melatonin did not return the concentrations of FSH to normal levels, suggesting that the pineal gland influences the pituitary gland secretion of FSH and LH through an undescribed transmitting molecule.
Regulation of bone metabolism (हड्डी के चयापचय का विनियमन)
Studies in mice suggest that the pineal-derived melatonin regulates new bone deposition. Pineal-derived melatonin mediates its action on the bone cells through MT2 receptors. This pathway could be a potential new target for osteoporosis treatment as the study shows the curative effect of oral melatonin treatment in a postmenopausal osteoporosis mouse model.
Pineal gland Clinical significance (शीर्षग्रंथि का नैदानिक महत्व)
Calcification (कड़ा हो जाना)
The calcified gland is often seen in skull x-rays. Calcification rates vary widely by country and correlate with an increase in age, with calcification occurring in an estimated 40% of Americans by age seventeen. Calcification of the pineal gland is associated with corpora arenacea, also known as “brain sand”.
Tumors of the pineal gland are called pinealomas. These tumors are rare and 50% to 70% are germinomas that arise from sequestered embryonic germ cells. Pineal tumors also can cause compression of the cerebral aqueduct, resulting in noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Other manifestations are the consequence of their pressure effects and consist of visual disturbances, headache, mental deterioration, and sometimes dementia-like behaviour.
Society and culture (समाज और संस्कृति)
In the late 19th century Madame Blavatsky (who founded theosophy) identified the pineal gland with the Hindu concept of the third eye or the Agya chakra. This association is still popular today.
Pineal gland Physical importance (शीर्षग्रंथि का शारीरिक महत्व)
The Pineal Gland is a small endocrine gland situated in the vertebrate brain. It has several other names such as pineal body, conarium or epiphysis cerebri. This small gland always represented a curiosity for scientists. It is as small as rice and shaped like a pine cone. And it is at the same level as the eyes.
The good news is that we can decalcify the pineal body. There are five ways to decalcify this small gland. There is an African fruit called ‘Tamarind’ which is the most powerful ally of our body in removing the fluoride. You can use substances that help your body remove iodine, such as borax or iodine. There are cleansing crystals which are very effective in removing fluoride from our body. Use zeolites daily to detoxify your body.
Regular cleansing (नियमित सफाई)
Regular cleansing patterns help your body to eliminate fluoride and other toxins naturally from your body. I, personally, have a cleansing day every week. In this cleansing day, I don’t eat anything. This day is for drinking clean water and letting it cleanse my body. Thursday is the best for a water cleansing day.
When the Pineal body is clean, it can be activated. There are a few helpful ways to activate this gland. You can take a walk daily in the Sun or you can meditate daily. But sleeping in complete darkness is also very effective.
The Pineal Gland is important for the proper functioning of our body. It influences our mood and performance all day long. It’s time to take care of it. Decalcify your pineal body and activate it for a better life.
Pineal gland Spiritual importance (शीर्षग्रंथि का आध्यात्मिक महत्व)
Some may think of the spiritual world as being completely beyond and outside of our bodies. In fact, the opposite might be the case. Scientists cannot confirm or deny the role of the pineal gland in spiritual experience, but the pineal gland plays the dominant role in spirituality in many cultures around the world, and this for many thousand years.
The “Pine” al Gland, is a tiny pinecone-shaped gland in the middle of the brow, behind the root of the nose. Because of its pinecone shape, it has been associated with the pinecone symbol throughout history. These symbols served as a representation of the Human Enlightenment and the “Third Eye” in many ancient cultures.
Alike other organs (अन्य अंगों के समान)
Just as we have organs like our ears to help us hear sound waves, we have the pineal gland to help us attune to the spiritual world. However, it can be assumed, that if a calcified gland has negative effects on our health it will also have an impact in a spiritual way.
In an ideal world free from toxins and environmental stressors, this gland would remain free and pure, able to help us navigate our world and develop to our fullest potential.
Sadly, we are living in no such world.
Benefits of the awakening Pineal gland (जाग्रत शीर्षग्रंथि के लाभ)
What does opening the third eye does and what benefits it has? It is directly linked to the 6th chakra or the psychic chakra. As awareness increases, a number of people are getting aware of the chakra third eye psychic powers. This is the sight that leads the path to self-realization. It leads to extra-sensory perception.
The list of third eye powers includes (तीसरे नेत्र शक्तियों की सूची)
- Astral Projection
- Extrasensory Perception
- Higher Consciousness
Increased awareness of self is one of the main advantages of the opening of this extrasensory vision. Every person has a set of psychic abilities. However, most people don’t have an understanding of it until they experience a spiritual awakening of some kind. This ability is stronger in the case of babies. That is why they are believed to see entities from other dimensions and communicate with them in the baby language.
The pineal gland is located at a higher energy field which can only be felt and not seen, tasted, felt, heard or smelled. This is commonly referred to as the sixth sense or the gut feeling. It will be right to say that the third eye unfolds what is unseen and unknown.
How to awaken Pineal gland (शीर्षग्रंथि को कैसे जागृत करें)
Inspired by this amazing part of the human body, and the great psychic abilities that can be accessed through its activation, Subtle Energy Sciences has designed two key tools to assist in opening up your third eye. Use these programs in conjunction with the tips listed below for the best results:
Chemical intake (रासायनिक सेवन)
The human body is very resilient, but this gland is small and may require extra care to function at its best. A condition called “calcification” can occur, where this gland becomes hardened and inhibited. In addition to a toxic diet, fluoride, a common additive to tap water, toothpaste, and dental treatments, is one of the largest causes of pineal calcification. Avoid it whenever possible. Switching to fluoride-free toothpaste, and adding filters to the taps in your house can help to minimize your exposure.
Dreamlife (सपनों की दुनियाँ)
Sleep is one of the most powerful tools for healing we have. Support your gland by keeping a regular sleep cycle. Your pineal gland responds to levels of light in the room. Minimize your exposure to screens and artificial light around bedtime. This will help to signal melatonin production. Keeping your room completely dark when you sleep will maximize your melatonin, while small light, even from a digital alarm clock, or nightlight, will inhibit it.
Sleep support (नींद का सहारा)
Yoga poses for the wellness of ‘third eye’ (‘तीसरी आंख’ की भलाई के लिए योग)
Perhaps no one has taken pineal wellness more seriously than the yogis. Thankfully, they have shared their insights with us to help us awaken our spiritual potential as well.
Crystals that stimulate the Pineal gland (क्रिस्टल जो शीर्षग्रंथि को उत्तेजित करते हैं)
Many have experienced crystals as a wonderful, natural tool that can aid in the cultivation of psychic awareness. Use these stones at night by placing them under your pillow, or at your bedside to enhance your dreams. Otherwise, consider holding them, or laying down and placing them on your third eye to enhance your awareness as you focus on your third eye center.
Types of stones (पत्थरों के प्रकार)
There are many to choose from, but we will recommend a few here. Consider picking up one or more of the following crystals:
- Amethyst – This is one of the most popular stones for third eye activation and balance. It comes in rich and light shades of purple and white and is readily available online and in most metaphysical shops.
- Lapis Lazuli – This stone was precious to the ancient Egyptians, and is also stimulating to the crown and throat chakras, which is said to connect you to your highest self, and the wisdom of the cosmos.
- Purple Fluorite – Swap fluoride for fluorite! This is a calming stone ward off negativity and depression while encouraging mental balance and intuition.
Meditate, meditate, meditate! At this point, meditation has been suggested for health as much as drinking water and eating your vegetables – because it is that important. If you choose to, you can add mantras to your meditations. The vibrations produced by chanting mantras can cause subtle vibrations throughout your brain, aiding in decalcification.
How do you know if your Penial gland is open (आपको कैसे पता चलेगा कि आपकी शीर्षग्रंथि खुली)
How to know if your third eye has opened and whether you have gained the third eye psychic powers? When the extrasensory perception starts opening, you will start getting a sensation between your brows. You will feel like someone is lightly touching you at this point, you might feel a slight warmth as well.