Welcome February, a beautiful month indeed. Filled with love, light and brighter days ahead, spring is just around the corner!
“Consider this: You have a second brain in your gut, and it’s every bit as important as the brain in your head. This second brain is a network of more than 100 million neurons that communicate directly with the brain in your head. The neurons form a lattice like sheath surrounding the entire alimentary canal, or digestive tract, the nearly 30-foot-long tube running from your mouth to your anus. This sheath isn’t concerned with poetry, love, philosophy, or whether there’s life after death. Its main preoccupation is the daily grind of digestion: breaking down food particles to extract the nutrients, absorbing those nutrients, and then eliminating waste. It’s an enormous job, yet all this neural firepower isn’t dedicated exclusively to digestion and elimination. The vagus nerve—the longest of the cranial nerves—snakes up through the body from the gut to the brain, carrying a variety of vital information.”
—Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D
“Never apologize for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind you, but your gut is always right!”
Stay tuned for more to come on this most fascinating and important subject!
This week: A look at the Vagus nerve and how it relates to yoga. Cool right?