The small pine-cone shaped gland is the brain’s master regulator of sleep and melatonin production. This important gland is located deep inside the brain in the epithalamus.
Known as the “seat of the soul,” it’s considered an essential part of our survival. It’s responsible for regulating our sleep and circadian rhythm and it plays an important role in allowing us to experience the natural cycle of light and dark throughout the day.
Meditation can help you to strengthen your pineal gland and awaken your third eye chakra.
A healthy diet is also key for supporting the pineal gland. Fluoride is commonly found in toothpaste and water supply and calcifies the gland, lowering its ability to produce melatonin.
Maintaining a consistent, balanced sleep schedule and avoiding screens at night will support the production of melatonin in your body. Additionally, reducing exposure to bright light at all hours of the day and incorporating blackout blinds will help to regulate your circadian rhythm.
The pineal gland is one of the most important organs in the body, influencing many aspects of our health and well-being. It’s responsible for a number of hormones and its production of melatonin is believed to be a primary contributor to the maintenance of our circadian rhythm.
The pineal gland is often associated with the sixth chakra, ajna, which relates to intuition and thought. Developing your intuition and opening your third eye can lead you to greater spiritual vision and connection with others. Practicing yoga and meditation can strengthen your third eye, while also creating a more balanced and fulfilling life.