What I want to share with you today is how you can use the sound of your voice to affect your entire physical body.
If you aren’t in front of a mirror, put your finger on your face in-between your eyebrows. Now move your finger about an inch higher. This is the location of the third eye chakra.
Now, from this same place, imagine that your finger could move through your skull about one inch. Your finger would be touching your pituitary gland.
Your pituitary gland is sometimes called a “master gland” because it controls most of the other glands in your body. Like Mission Control in Houston for NASA.
Another interesting thing is that if you imagine moving your finger through your pituitary gland to its root, your finger will be in the hypothalamus of your brain.
The hypothalamus is your main connection between your endocrine system (your glands) and your nervous system. And because they are connected here, they work together to help your body function efficiently.
Check out the diagram to the right to see where the pituitary gland and hypothalamus are in relation to the rest of the brain.
In other words, what you have here, an inch behind your third eye, is a major link to every cell, organ and function of your body.
Here is an exercise you can use to resonate your pituitary gland and hypothalamus (your mission control) to bring harmony and balance to your body/mind. I say body/mind, because there is no longer any doubt that there is an intimate connection between your mind and your body.
- Warm up your voice by taking a deep breath. Feel the breath in your belly. Exhale with a long slow sigh as you make the sound ahhh. Do this a few times if you feel the need for it.
- After another deep breath, sing the sound ahhh on a comfortable note for your voice. Do this a few times if you feel the need for it.
- Sing the sound eeee on a comfortable note for your voice.
- Now, scrunch up your nose, show a little teeth, if you wish, and sing the sound eeee. Make the sound as nasal as you can. Like you are singing while your sinuses are plugged up with a cold. This is even more fun if you pretend you are a rock star. Do the rock star grimace, only with a bad cold.
- Next, create an intention for what effect you wish this sound to make as you tone focusing on your pituitary and hypothalamus. I suggest here that this area of your brain understands harmony and balance. A general intention like creating harmony or balance in your body/mind may have more effect.
- Sing the sound eeee with the best nasal sound you can make. Focus the sound one inch behind your third eye, where you find your pituitary and hypothalamus.
- Please tone with care, gentleness and awareness. If you tone too long or too often, it could overwhelm the pituitary and hypothalamus. Never underestimate the power of your own voice to have an effect on your body.
Please send me an email or comment below on how you found this exercise worked for you.