The Greek word ‘Thymos’ means ‘life energy’ ! The thymus gland is an organ in the upper chest cavity that processes lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights infections in the body. This is part of the lymphatic system and the endocrine system. These make up a major part of the immune system and includes glands that produce hormones. The thymus programs lymphocytes to attack antigens, like viruses. People who do not have this gland, or in whom it does not function correctly, usually have compromised immune systems and difficulty fighting disease. When we breathe into this area, I believe we help the thymus do its job more easily.