thymus thump

We’ve become so wrapped up in busy lately. All we want is the quick fix.

I read something recently and it sat very well with me, a quote by Brene Brown, “let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self worth.” Because we owe it to ourselves and the people who’s lives we touch. Let’s take a moment to slow down, take deep breaths, listen to our hearts, let our bodies guide us. Can we recognize when it’s time to reconnect? Indulge in what this means for you.

Known as “the happiness point,” our thymus gland is an organ of the lymphatic system. Its job is to create T cells, integral to the defense of our immune system. As we age, this gland becomes smaller and smaller, making it increasingly more difficult to produce these T cells. Like our lymphatic system, our thymus benefits from external stimulation, which becomes imperative to its proper function. Stress relief, increased energy, boosted immune system, proper digestion, and the sensation of happiness can all be achieved through thumping our thymus.

It’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to a holistic, natural approach to healing, there is no quick fix. But this practice is as close to one as you’ll get.

What To Do…

1. Take the three most middle fingers on one hand and feel the space, about 2-3 inches, above your breast bone, in the middle of your chest

2. Begin tapping with light to medium pressure until you feel a sense of relief and/or a subtle boost of happiness. This often comes as a yawn or sigh after about 15-30 seconds and indicates the activation, flow, and movement happening in the thymus

3. Thump once per day or, if you’re experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or stress, try for 3x daily


  • Ned

    done + amazing. awesome.

    August 06, 2015
  • Modern people definitely need to slow down and be more mindful of what’s actually important in life.

    I think we seek out distractions to stay mentally busy, so we can avoid facing up to the big questions – like whether we’re living meaningful lives and doing work that really makes a difference.

    August 06, 2015
    • Absolutely. And when we own up to these life questions, doors open, lessons are learned, and growth occurs. It’s where the magic happens.

      August 06, 2015
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