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The Third Eye

The Third Eye

The pineal gland is often referred to as the third eye. It releases melatonin and responds to light. But in us humans, your pineal gland sits deep and is not the third eye that is being referred to in meditation.

In the brain are no sensory neurons. When focusing on the brain (or during third eye meditation on the "third eye"), your thoughts become more dominant.

We can only stop thinking by perceiving something else.

By focusing on breathing, we focus on interoception. The more difficult the breathing exercise is, the more interoception it takes.


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Dr. Andrew Huberman breaks down the science behind meditation and shares what makes a good meditation practice.

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