Our gut is where many different systems come together to create our health and vitality. Our gut houses the digestive system and about 75% of our immunity. It is the place where the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), the Central Nervous System (CNS), and the Enteric Nervous System (ENS) interact to regulate a myriad of functions. The gut plays a crucial role in our sense of well-being, as about 95% of our serotonin and 50% of our dopamine is produced here.
Body & Brain Yoga training emphasizes warming and relaxing the core, training the abdominal muscles, and centering the mind in the core. Signature training includes tapping the abdominal area, rhythmically contracting and releasing the lower abdomen, and applying reflexology techniques in the belly button area.
A central component of Body & Brain is breathing meditation. If your breathing rate is greater than 10 breaths per minute, indicating the body is in stress mode (fight or flight). Body & Brain training facilitates deep relaxation allowing the mind and body to deeply relax and breathe less than 10 breaths per minute. This can support the rest and digestive mode which opens the way for all the systems in our gut to work together for optimal health. To learn how Body & Brain can help you connect with your body’s natural healing power, please call us at 201-962-8383.