Lesson 65 - Q&A The pineal and pituitary
Date: Fri Jan 2, 2004 2:09pm
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Q: When I do sambhavi as instructed, I can feel a pull coming forward in my
brain, and a sexual sensation down below like you said. Does this connection
have something to do with the pituitary or pineal gland?
A: That is great you are feeling the connection between sambhavi and below.
Something good is happening. There is no doubt the pituitary and pineal
glands are involved in the process of human spiritual transformation. The
spinal nerve passes near both of them, and sambhavi affects them both
directly. We will begin learning another advanced yoga practice in a week or
two called, "kechari" which also acts on the pituitary and pineal glands, as
well as many other aspects of our physiology and neurology.
The pineal gland is located in the
middle of the head near where the spinal nerve turns forward. If you point
your fingers into your head above the ear holes at the level of the temples,
you will be pointing right at it. The pituitary gland is located between
temples, sitting in a bony structure above the nasal pharynx, the large
cavity going up above your soft palate.
Awakening ecstatic conductivity in the spinal nerve awakens the connection
between the pineal and pituitary glands, and this corresponds to the opening
of the third eye, the opening of inner sight. It is a complex process
involving the entire nervous system. Someday science will unravel all the biochemistry
involved in the human transformation to enlightenment.
For now, we will do best to consider such intricacies to be "under the
hood," much the way it was suggested we regard the chakras in an earlier
lesson. Otherwise, we risk getting too involved with the internal details
and lose focus on the simple procedures of practice that promote the opening
of the nervous system to divine experience.
Our concern in advanced yoga practices is with the main controls that
influence the complex machinery inside, coaxing the nervous system and all
the biology to a higher level of functioning – naturally giving rise to
sustained pure bliss consciousness and ecstatic experience in daily life.
If you are a doctor, biologist, neurologist, or just plain curious, all of
this will be fascinating stuff. If you decide to do some research on the
internal workings of the enlightenment process, it would be best to avoid
doing it during practices. Better to stick with the main controls during
flight. Then, feel free to reflect on the machine's inner functioning to
your heart's content after you have arrived back at the landing strip.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on sambhavi mudra, see the
AYP Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas book,
and AYP Plus.