One of the most interesting and surprising things I learnt in this TTC is the power of the pineal gland, located in the centre of the head.
According to Master Paalu, by activating our pineal gland, we can awaken the Third Eye Chakra, which can help us see into the future and even see things while our two eyes are closed.
It sounds so crazy but I have heard of some cases where people have done extraordinary things that seem to only be explained by the Third Eye. In any case, I am ready to keep an open mind and practice exercises that can activate the pineal gland, such as the following asanas:
Uttanasana (Intense Forward Bend): This asana relaxes the mind and directs the flow of blood toward the pineal gland.
Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose): This asana increases blood flow to the face, which helps to activate the pineal gland. The forward bend is also good at stimulating the third eye.
Makarasana (Dolphin Pose): Makarasana can help with our sense of balance while increasing circulation to our face and brain. The restorative stretch also helps relax our body and mind.
Balasana (Child’s Pose): Resting our eyebrow centre on the floor helps activate the pineal gland and releases positive emotions. Blood flow is also directed to the brain.
Apart from these asanas, we can also stimulate the pineal gland by practicing meditation (especially candle-gazing) and bringing the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth.
Nicole V (200hr YTT, July 2017)