In my quest for peace of mind and body, I’ve learned many ways to go into deeper states of consciousness. The Ajna Light offers a unique opportunity to experience relaxation effects.
Developed in 2014, the Ajna Light provides a new way to stimulate the pineal gland. Some call the pineal gland the “third eye” because it is has photoreceptors, not unlike the receptors in our two eyes, and because the light that strikes our eyes activates it.
Dr. Suzanne Lie, clinical psychologist, explains the pineal gland is located in the middle of our brain. Lie says, “The pineal gland contains pigment similar to that found in the eyes and is connected to the optic thalami, hence it controls the action of light upon our body.”
According to Joshua Eagle, a holistic health coach, the pineal gland helps regulate circadian rhythms (the sleep cycle) by producing and modulating hormones, such as serotonin and melatonin.
Mathematician, physiologist and philosopher René Descartes considered the pineal gland to be the place where the body connects to the soul. Today, practitioners of many therapeutic arts continue to look for various ways to stimulate the pineal gland in an effort to enhance relaxation and promote healing.
Guy Harriman’s website—developer of the Ajna Light—explains the mechanism’s process: “The light passes through the retina stimulating the pineal gland, and allowing the hypnogogic (between sleep and wakefulness, a deep meditation) trance state to be induced.” The result is that users of the Ajna light can access a meditative state more quickly and effortlessly.
The remarkable aspect of the Ajna Light is that you are not required to clear your mind or do anything in particular for it to function effectively. The device does the work for you, using light to regulate brainwave states and hormone production. This has significant value for those people who struggle with traditional meditation techniques.
A Stanford research overview, “The Clinical Guide to Sound and Light,” reports, “At the turn of the century, French psychologist Pierre Janet . . . noticed that when patients at Salpetriere (sic) Hospital in Paris experienced reductions in hysteria and increased relaxation when exposed to flickering lights.” Harriman explains that “the flicker effect” of the Ajna Light alters consciousness and improves the experience of relaxation.
White lights? Flickering lights? Phototherapy? Yes. Anything that simplifies the process of relaxation and meditation intrigues me and stimulates my curiosity to learn more.
I’m open to all sorts of solutions, and if you are, too, you might research more about this device and perhaps try it yourself. I never expected to rewire my pineal gland, but I’m certainly willing to try, and so far I’m loving it!