Treating Adrenal Exhaustion
Many ailments are caused by inhibitions imposed on the body functions by the higher brain centres. By disconnecting your awareness from your body, the lower brain centres are allowed to carry out their duties without hindrance from the higher brain centres. The lower brain centres then start to restore equilibrium in the muscle body tone and endocrinal system. Further, your awareness on different parts of the body, or whatever, as prescribed by the practice, removes stress and fear. As such the adrenal glands stop injecting adrenaline into the blood system. This brings the body down to a lower level of activity. The whole body is allowed to rest from its continual stimulation.
That is, the adrenaline from meat acts on the human system as though it came from the human adrenal glands under conditions of fear or stress. Whether the potency of adrenaline is destroyed by cooking is uncertain, but we feel it is a valid possibility that consumption of adrenaline in meat can lead to accentuated states of stress, which can only be detrimental to one's health.
In particular it influences the kidneys and the adrenal glands. The kidneys purify our blood. During bhujangasana they are compressed thereby removing stagnant blood. On resumption of the starting position the kidneys are irrigated with a fresh supply of blood. A massage of these important organs is normally difficult for they are comparatively inaccessible. Bhujangasana overcomes this difficulty, improves the efficiency of the kidneys and thereby the health of the whole body. The adrenal glands, situated on top of the kidneys, also receive a good massage and so are encouraged to work more efficiently. These glands secrete various hormones which have vast repercussions on our mind and body. The secretion of adrenaline which affects our degree of tension or relaxation is regulated. This helps give our mental and physical constitution more stability. Cortisone is another major hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. This has been found to be closely associated with the occurrence of...
All the other abdominal organs are also given an intense massage the liver mostly when the left leg is folded and the spleen mostly when the right leg is folded the kidneys each receive an equal massage alternatively and the pancreas receives approximately an equal massage from each foot in turn. The other organs, such as the bladder, adrenal glands, etc. are also massaged.
To help the heart muscles regulate and reorganize themselves. It will pressurize the kidneys, gonads and adrenals. It is necessary to be able to hold a full inhale for 1 minute in order to supply optimum oxygen to the bloodstream. When less than the required oxygen is available in the blood, the brain, organs and glands are unable to function properly and the systems break down causing ill ness. When this exercise is done for 11 minutes a day or a maximum of 22 minutes, it will totall purify the bloodstream.
It can give you the power to escape from a dangerous situation. It can help you succeed in life, both in your physical pursuits (say, running a marathon) and in your intellectual challenges (say, passing a test). Too much stress, however, wreaks havoc on the body. When experiencing stress, the brain stimulates the adrenal glands, resulting in certain telltale symptoms
The main glands in the endocrinal system are the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, ovaries and testes. It is the two glands in the brain, the pituitary and the pineal, that we are interested in briefly describing here for it is these two glands that are influenced directly by sirshasana. The other glands are also influenced, but less directly.
Adrenocorticotrophie hormone (ACTH) directs and mobilizes the function of the adrenal glands. When the brain receives sensory nerve impulses from the outside world which require quick or emergency response from the body, it stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and the pituitary, which in turn activates the adrenal glands the adrenal glands secrete adrenaline which prepares the whole body for rapid reactions and actions. The entire process occurs very rapidly. ACTH also stimulates the secretion of other important hormones in the adrenal glands, including the glucocorticoids which act on the metabolism of food, and on the sex hormones.
This asana tones the abdominal organs, the kidneys and adrenal glands. Women suffering from a prolapsed womb find relief as it pulls the womb up to its original position. Persons suffering from spleen ailments and from enlargement of the prostate gland will benefit by staying in this pose longer. It cures indigestion.