Gut Instinct- the Manipura chakra

Blast from the past…



V.N.Mittal sent this article to the TOI on Thursday the 21st of November, 2013.

Many of our emotions are known to originate in the belly.  I remember a phrase that was used during the French Revolution—“Hungry stomachs breed revolution” when the people had no bread and Marie Antoinette, very haughtily said, “If they have no bread, LET THEM EAT CAKES”.  We very well know how she ended up on the guillotine.

So, emotions seem to come from the gut.  We often hear people say,”He/she has guts”.  There are more neurons in the gut than anywhere else, except the brain says Greenblatt, an American psychiatrist.  The gut’s brain known as enteric nervous system is located in sheaths of tissue lining the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.  Research has shown that there is a connection between the brain and the gut , and a prolonged dysfunction in the gut can affect your immune…

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