Education goes beyond accumulating information and pursuing careers. The current education system heavily focuses on developing the left brain, which represents intellect, while neglecting the right brain, responsible for emotions and creativity. Emotions play a crucial role in shaping behavior and handling life’s challenges. Without nurturing emotional intelligence, individuals struggle with conflicts, blocks, and psychological issues, leading to unrest and psychosomatic diseases.
In the yogic system, knowledge assimilation occurs spontaneously at deeper levels of the mind. The pineal gland plays a significant role in this process. However, over time, it has degenerated, with its influence diminishing with age. Yoga recognizes the pineal gland as the monitoring and regulating station in the brain, balancing its activities and maintaining receptive order. In yoga, the pineal gland is said to be the physical correlate of the Ajna. Yogis refer to it as the third eye, while philosophers call the supermind.
Yoga, an art and science of living, encompasses various disciplines for the holistic development of individuals. Beginning with the physical body through the practice of Asanas, yoga gradually integrates the mind and body. Pranayama, the control of breath, oxygenates the brain and directly impacts emotions, fostering emotional stability and unleashing mental and creative energies. Relaxation techniques reduce stress, quiet the mind, and channel focused mental energy, leading to equanimity.