Heart and Gut Brain

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 47 on Radio X from 03 November 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

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In last weeks episode, I shared with you that you have to be careful that your ego doesn’t stand in the way of your health and wellbeing, and that your ego doesn’t deviate you from your journey towards living a meaningful and happy life.

So where do you start?

How do you determine what is ego or what comes from the heart?

You can start with listening to your intuition, the guiding voice within… As intuition is guidance from your heart from you inner knowing.

By the way did you know that your heart has an intelligence on its own? and that 60 to 65% of your heart cells are neurones and not muscle cells?

Yes, amazing isn’t it more then half of your heart is made up of the same cells your brain is made of? These neurones allow the heart to feel, sense, learn, remember and make functional decisions without the consent of the brain…

There is not only the inner voice you also have gut feeling…

And the gut yes, I think you know what I’m going to say now, also contains neurones… in your gut you can find about 100 million of them … neurones that connect to your heart and your brain.

Listening and feeling… where did we encounter these senses before?

Ah yes in the reaset breathing exercise I shared with you in previous episodes of Health Matters.

The Reaset Breathing exercise for those who just joined Health Matters is an exercise – where you breathe in and out slowly with, focus on your heart and where you evoke a warming loving feeling throughout your body.

When you practice this exercise daily you do not only promote the relaxation, recuperation and regenerative forces within you… which in turn have a positive influence on your health and wellbeing … you actually train yourself to become more in tune with your intuition and your gut feeling.

For more information on this exercise go to my website and download for FREE the ebook ‘Reaset: The return of Ease’.

Other practices which contribute to increasing your heart and gut  intelligence is yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Practices where listening and feeling are promoted.

In next weeks episode of Health Matters I’ll share with you other isights that contribute to a more meaningful, healthier and happier life,  inspired from the heart.

Meanwhile, have great week and if you haven’t done so already subscribe to the Health Matters blog or Facebook page so you don’t miss any future episodes or article. You can find the links on my website www.tommeyers.be

 

Info:

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/10/ancient-science-living-heart.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-18779997
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/
http://www.rewireme.com/journeys/your-heart-and-stomach-may-be-smarter-than-you-think/

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