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Why Tao Yoga-the abdominal brain 'THE BRAIN IN THE GUT
facts and informations
The 'brain in the gut' is also known as second brain.
Both in the Tao Yoga base, as well as in various advanced courses we activate the body, the organs, the glands and the belly brain.
The abdominal brain is called the nervous system (about 100 million cells) of the gastrointestinal tract. This so-called nervous system (enteric nervous system) is very complex and can process information of its sensors itself and control it in its own direction.
If you ask a belly surgeon about the abdominal brain, he will answer that
he has not seen one yet. It is, after all, uncontroversial that there is
something in our belly that--unnoticed by US--works similarly to a brain.
Suspicions that it could be the digestive system in its entirety are confirmed
by a few neurobiologists. Even if it is controversial: perhaps the intestines
contributes decisively to health and immune power and even has its
own brain, the abdominal brain, which colloquially the neural structure of the abdominal and intestinal region in delimitation to the CNS (head brain and Spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system.
The small intestine and the colon are eight meters long together. Both locks in cooperation with the stomach in the course of a life some tons of food through the digestive tract. In digestion, the intestines help about two kilograms of useful bacteria, which consist of very different bacterial species. Not only that: even eighty-five percent of all body's immune cells have their seat in the intestines and thus protect our organism from infection. So the intestine is also our largest immune organ: it is not surprising that functional disorders of the intestines can often lead to skin diseases and mood swings. Experienced caregivers "Understand" therefore the skin also as "Mirror of the Soul", and also know the term "'s problems gut" as a synonym of deviation from the "physiological norm " (balance) of the intestine.Natural therapists then recommend a ' colon cleansing ', often with good success.
Human actions can-sometimes more, sometimes less consciously-be influenced spontaneously by the abdominal brain. The state of the abdominal and intestinal region affects the self-perception and the emotions of a person and can thus influence their thinking. It is said that ideas, ingenuity and mental lightning are often "out of your gut". Anyone who understands how to network this emotional competence with the performance of his spirit has made it easier in life. "Listen to your belly "-it says in management courses (Haller).
The abdominal brain is actually a copy of the brain, some researchers think, because the cell types and receptors of the gastrointestinal tract are identical to those of the brain and communicate with each other via their own messenger substances (serotonin and dopamine). There is also a neural connection to the cerebral cortex and thus to the limbic system, our emotional center in the brain. The abdominal brain also seems to possess somatic markers that give us a "presentiment" for certain things, it sends information from the abdomen to the brain and is therefore also important for moods and emotions (emotional competence). The nervous system, therefore, has similarities with the brain on a chemical and neural level. However, the brain differs in particular from the high degree of its neural complexity as well as its functionally clearly differentiated use, especially for cognition (i.e., roughly speaking: thinking, emotion processing and consciousness) and motor skills, as well as The processing of sensory data and their awareness.
Colloquially, the abdominal brain is unconsciously referred to by the following utterances: "tingling in the stomach ", "hit the stomach", the "butterfly feeling" in the abdomen, or it "decisions are made out of the abdomen ".J ust said that way? N O - because behind it your own experience and infallible experiences. Every older person can confirm that, because he unconsciously claims this "silent competence", which conveys the abdominal brain, every day.
Researchers see malfunctioning ENS as the cause of common ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease, a departure from the "good feeling" in the abdomen.
There are authors (read by Lucak, in Geo 11/2000) who are convinced: "The second brain is a survival guarantor for body and soul". Nursing practitioners can only do this because they know from experience that the body reacts sooner than consciousness.
Evidence for the existence of the abdominal brain can be found, because "the intestinal nervous system works independently: If you cut out about a piece of intestine ..., put it in nutrient solution, it remains functional" (Büssem, Modern Times, February 19, 2006).
Pathologists confirm what nurses and nurses know in practice: the gastrointestinal tract continues to function for 24 hours after death.
Not only that, we know that in case of major abdominal surgeries the patient needs an epidural anesthetic in addition to the general anesthetic (anesthetic) already during the operation. Does something else have to be stunned outside the CNS? Yes! It is the enteric nervous system (ENS). Colloquially we also speak of "common sense", of the "sixth sense" or even of the "belly brain".
The "abdominal brain" is part of the parasympathetic nervous system (ENS) connected to the brain via the vagus nerve. It contains more than 100 million neurons, making it more extensive than the spinal cord. In neurobiology it is certain that the vagus nerve informs the brain about the situation not only in the intestine, but also in the other organs and on the state of the immune system. The abdominal brain "regulates intestinal motility and digestion, and contains 90% afferent (brain leading) neuronal and 10% efferent (brain-to-gut) connections.
This also explains why patients complain of intestinal surgeries about nausea and Inappetenz. Gastroskopisch you will find a reactive Antrum and Korpusgastritis (gastritis).
In Tao Yoga Basic you will learn fundamental methods for your kidey power. An ongoing practice will remove all sickness and enhance function of kidney and other organs and glands. Ask!