Glands of the Brain
The pineal gland is considered the main receptor and “time clock” of the body. When stimulated during meditation, it controls inner vision and provides a sense of direction by acting as an internal compass.
The hypothalamus is the central processing unit for the whole hormonal system. It receives signals from the autonomic nervous system (the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems).
The pituitary is one of the most important endocrine (hormone-producing) glands. It receives the signals transmitted by the hypo- thalamus to produce many hormones that govern a wide range of bodily processes.
When the crown point is open and connected, one may feel radiant happiness and connection to the universe. If this point is blocked or closed, the result may be delusions, illusions, headaches, and erratic mood swings; or one may feel like a victim and slave.
-Image and Text adapted from the book Awaken Healing Light of the Tao