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Scientists are now calling the network of neurons lining the gut the ‘second brain’, properly known as the enteric nervous system.
This ‘second brain’ in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat. As many as 100 million neurons embedded in the walls of our digestive tract manage the complex and messy business of breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and expelling waste, as well as the rhythmic muscle contractions that move everything down the line. … Read more
Over my years of teaching, the most common complaint I’ve received from students coming to my meditation classes or restorative workshops has been that they find it difficult to wind down, let go of physical and mental tension, feelings of anxiety and not being able to sleep. These difficulties can be summarised with one expression: autonomic nervous system imbalance.
In yoga we often talk about the unity of mind, body and emotions, but too often this concept is left unexplained and it is rarely properly explored.… Read more