Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – ENS (Enteric Nervous System), Second Brain, Belly Brain, Emotion, Energy

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the enteric nervous system (ENS).


Become familiar with the ENS (located within the abdomen) in terms of physical anatomy and its relationship to emotions, plus considerations from a subtle body perspective.


Describe the location of the Enteric Nervous System (ENS), its connection to the brain, why it is called a “second brain” and how its related to serotonin. Provide examples of potential psychological and emotional considerations related to the abdomen and explain the related subtle body anatomy. Explain how Western and Eastern cultures typically differ in their view of the abdomen.

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