Hormones have a tremendous influence on the body, moderating a woman’s temperament, mental powers, attitudes, energy, character and personality. The ductless glands are the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid pancreas, thymus, adrenal glands and ovaries/testes.
The endocrine system is self-regulating. Hormonal secretions from one gland is activated in part by other hormones in the bloodstream. All information feeds back to the master controlling gland, the pituitary. The endocrine glands and secretions are all interrelated, interlinked and interdependent. Any disorder in even one gland will have repercussions throughout a woman’s body.
On a more subtle level, each of the endocrine glands is related to one of the chakras. According to yoga, a woman’s reproductive system is influenced by mooladhara chakra, the first chakra, located at the entrance to the cervix. It is the seat of primal energy. It is the source of our sensuality and spirituality.
Hormonal fluctuations throughout a woman’s life have a tremendous impact. With simple practices from the yogic traditions a woman can begin to stabilize her experience. These practices alternatively voluntarily relax and activate the endocrinal glands, giving them a much needed rest, which allows them to work better. Some practices allow you to gain control of the endocrine system as well as energizing body and mind.Energy can then move freely through the body, invigorating and fueling spontaneous creativity. We can act in a more graceful, flowing way. We can accomplish with greater peace and satisfaction.