The Benefits of Placing Your Fingers Over The Space Between Your Eyebrows

The Benefits of Placing Your Fingers Over The Space Between Your Eyebrows

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Placing your fingers over your third eye space is a powerful mudra [1] that can bring numerous benefits to your mind and body. By doing this, you can somatically stimulate the pineal gland, which is a small endocrine gland located in the brain that produces and regulates various hormones, including melatonin [2].

In addition to its effects on sleep, this mudra can also help to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension in your body. When you place your fingers on this point, you are applying pressure to the area where behind the frontal bones are the frontal lobes of the brain are located. These lobes are responsible for executive functioning [3] which includes decision making, problem solving, and focus. By applying pressure to this area, you can improve your concentration, mental clarity, and focus, making it a great tool for meditation and mindfulness practices.

This mudra has been known to reduce headaches and improve eye health. By gently massaging or holding pressure on the area between your eyebrows, you can alleviate eye strain and tension, which can lead to headaches and migraines.

Incorporating this mudra into your daily routine can bring numerous benefits to your mind and body. 

 Self Massage of the Yin Tang - GV 24.5

Yin Tang is the third eye tsubo, or acupressure point. It is located above the nose at the exact midpoint between the two eyebrows. Begin my gently pulling the muscles of the neck down towards the earth, relieving and moving blood and lymph towards the drainage points of the body. Then stimulate the point by gently placing a finger tip over it. Adjust pressure as necessary, it can be deep, but never should be painful. You can add slow circular motions for up to 5 minutes if needed.


[1] mudra:

In Hinduism and Buddhism, a mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture that is often used in meditation or yoga practices. Mudras are believed to have various physical, mental, and spiritual benefits, such as improving concentration, reducing stress, and promoting healing. They typically involve the positioning of the hands and fingers in specific ways to stimulate different parts of the body and mind.

[2] melatonin:

is responsible for regulating sleep-wake cycles and helps to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. By stimulating your pineal gland, you can improve your sleep quality and overall well-being.

[3] executive functioning:

Executive functioning refers to a set of cognitive processes that are responsible for managing and coordinating other cognitive processes. These processes include working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control. The frontal lobes of the brain are responsible for executive functioning, and damage to these areas can result in impairments in decision making, problem solving, and planning.