Gut instinct, belly brain, intuition... I can hear it best #inthewoods. •Through electrical pulses, hormonal signals, and sensory receptors, the belly brain and cranial brain undergo complex decision-making processes.
The digestive system is possibly the oldest system in the human body, harkening back to the cylindrical body of worms, which have been active on the planet for 120 million years.
The reflexes and signals that are relayed in the gut are much slower than the high-speed connections made by the brain. For this reason it is easy for cognitive functioning to override the impulses that pass through the gut.
Emotional centers buried deep within the gut monitor feelings far below the radar of the rational brain. When in the throes of strong emotion, the rational brain, seeking control, dominates the “digestive brain” so that gut feelings that have real influence over the subtle body become thwarted, repressed, or ignored.• #yogaofthesubtlebody by #tiaslittle #yoga