The scam (in Greek, 'thýmos’= Vital energy) is a small endocrine gland typical of vertebrate animals located between the heart and the sternum.
It is a lymphoid organ that is fully developed in the first months of pregnancy of the fetus and that increases in size until adolescence. According to science, after this stage its atrophying process begins, progressively decreasing, which is known as "involution of the thymus".
The thymus fulfills various functions, including stimulating bone growth, promoting the development of the sex glands and collaborating in the development and maturation of the lymphatic system. However, its main function is the production, maturation and differentiation of T lymphocytes or T cells, cells of the immune system, essential to combat different foreign antigens that can invade our body.
The thymus gland and energy
This gland is very sensitive to stress and happiness, shrinking and malfunctioning in the face of negative emotions and growing and achieving optimal functioning in the face of positive emotions.
The Thymus is said to be the 8th chakra, or the 5th by location, since many of its functions have historically been attributed to the heart chakra.
Exercising the thymus
The gland can be exercised to increase its production of well-being and happiness, gain strength and health. In the morning, when you get up, or at night before going to bed:
to) Stand, knees slightly bent, (the distance between the feet should be the same as the shoulders). Put the weight of the body on the toes and not on the heel and keep all the muscles well relaxed.
b) Close one of your hands and begin to tap continuously with the knuckles of the fingers in the center of the chest, marking the rhythm like this: one strong and two weak. Keep doing this for 3 to 5 minutes, breathing calmly, while observing the vibration produced in the entire thoracic region with 20 taps in the morning and 20 taps at night is sufficient.
Yoga as an ally
Both meditation and yoga are excellent allies for the well-being of the Thymus.
All postures that widen the chest are ideal to strengthen the Thymus, the most indicated is Bhujangasana.
Also the healthy practice of moderate physical exercise provides greater oxygenation of the blood and improves blood circulation allowing the Thymus to function better.
Food and the Thymus
To keep the gland in optimal conditions so that it can fulfill its function, it is good:
- Avoid consuming ultra-processed foods:
- Ingest only monounsaturated fats, present in oily fish, nuts, olive oil, sunflower or soy.
- Fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir are suitable.
- Consume Vitamin C: We find it in fruits, vegetables, and vegetables, such as strawberries, kiwi, citrus, melon, pepper, tomato and cabbage.
Vitamin A: We find it in liver, butter, cream, eggs, dairy products and some fruits such as apricots, cherries, melons and peaches.
Vitamin E: Present in wheat germ oil, soybean oil, cereals (bread, rice, whole wheat pasta ...), olive oil, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
Vitamins of group B; both plant and animal origin foods are rich in it: meat, organ meats, fish, shellfish, eggs, cereals, legumes, fruits, green leafy vegetables.
- Iron: liver, meat (especially horse meat), fish and eggs.
- Zinc and selenium: present in almost all food groups.
- Wearing a pink quartz or green jade as a pendant at the height of the Thymus enhances its energetic function.
- Massage the thymus area with essential oils of Rose or Geranium.
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