Two weekends ago while I was meditating, I was intuitively guided to learn more about the thymus gland. Throughout my research online and after talking to a friend of mine who is a doctor in Australia, I concluded that the Thymus Gland is the key to our human innate ability to fend off illnesses. As a yoga, qigong, meditation practitioner, I am mindful of energy works and seek to adopt holistic approach to wellness. There is more to our physical body health than just understanding the biology and chemical reactions. As an engineer and physics graduate, I understand that we are energy vibrations prior to form or matter, this includes our physical body. Hence, it is vital that we learn and understand our energy centres, whom the Yogi call them Chakras. In this particular blog, I will focus my topic on Thymus Chakra where I believe it is key to maintain a healthy and functional thymus gland.
I learned that the Thymus is an endocrine gland in the human body which is situated between the throat and heart which is about 2 inches below the “V” of your collar bones and it is the vital part of the lymphatic system and of the endocrine system.
That said, this gland is most active during childhood but as we age it tapers down. Around the age of 50, the Thymus gland would eventually stop working and that is when we have to make do with whatever number of T-Cells that are still surviving in our body to combat illnesses.
Hence, the thymus gland supports our immune response by producing T-leukocytes where these white blood cells perform three major tasks which include:
1. Distinguishing inoffensive body cells from intruding pathogens
2. Destroying the viruses or bacteria
3. Building immunity in the system to protect for potential reinfections.
Having said that, the Thymus Chakra, also known as Higher Heart Chakra or the Ascended Heart Chakra, is one of the most pivotal Chakra which is also known as the “seat of the soul”.
It represents transpersonal aspect of the heart, that is unconditional divine love. And unconditional love is free of the ego, therefore a healthy heart facilitates spiritual growth and deep inner transformation.
So, you ask, what are the benefits of having a healthy Thymus Chakra?