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Thymus gland, the great unknown

September 16, 2011

In the center of the chest, and just behind the breastbone, is the Thymus gland. For a long time it was considered unimportant and due to that belief very little attention was paid to it, but today that has changed, it has been proven to what extent its proper functioning influences the well-being of the human being. The Thymus Gland is responsible for producing the so-called T lymphocytes, which among other things play a major role in the immune system, so much so that many studies against cancer and HIV focus on them. Beyond the scientific reviews, I would like to emphasize its peculiar behavior. The Thymus Gland, depending on your mood, grows or decreases, and therefore inhibits or stimulates its secretion. And what makes it behave this way? the answer lies in how you manage your own emotional world and how you usually feel. The Thymus is affected by two basic feelings, love and fear. Thus, if you go through life moving in the range of loving feelings, such as gratitude, trust and courage, the thymus grows and becomes stronger, and at the same time its activity is more intense, which increases your vital energy. On the contrary, if you live installed in the feelings derived from fear, such as anxiety, worry, stress, etc., the Thymus weakens and slows down its activity, also depriving you of its energy flow. It is not by chance that it is considered the master key of the energy system. In the practice of Yoga you have great allies that will help you strengthen the Thymus, there are countless Kriyas (set of exercises that work on a specific aspect) and postures, particularly in Kundalini Yoga. An example is inverted Yoga postures, such as sirsasana (headstand), sarvangasana (candle pose), halasana (plow pose), or viparita karani (pelvic posture), which work directly on our immune system. Although you also have to take into account the Yoga postures that provide opening in the chest, such as supta baddha konasana (shoemaker lying down posture), setu bandha (bridge pose) or utasana (the camel). But beyond all, the formula that will surely make your Thymus Gland start to work happily is to have a healthy attitude before life, live now, laugh and vibrate. Or did you doubt that your power is greater than any recipe? Breathe and expand... Sat nam, Irune

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