Practical Magic Monday Motivation Video: The Three Brains
This Practical Magic Monday Motivation Video tunes you into the three brains of the body; the head, the heart and the gut. This is a great exercise for inquiring and learning how each of them can empower your week ahead.
You see, I was blown wide open by the processing my body and mind did as part of the Yoga Nidra training I explored this weekend. One of the themes of the weekend which has stuck with me is is the concept that we have three brains; our head, our heart and our gut. When you think about it is seems pretty obvious right?
Behavioural modelling expert and author Marvin Oka says this :
🧠”The first of the three brains is the obvious one. It is the head brain, and the master of processes such as thinking, perception, and cognition. It recognises things, makes meaning of them, creates narratives and masters language. Head based language sounds like this: “I think”, “I reckon”, or “I understand”.
❤ The second is the heart. Ask a person where they feel an emotion, and their hand will land directly above their heart. Nobody gestures to their elbow. We know intrinsically that this is the place that processes deep emotion. What else is the domain of the heart brain? Here lie our values, along with the process of emoting, the process of valuing and the way we feel about relationships. Heart based language centres on “I feel” or on the expression of the deep emotions and values that lie in the heart brain.
💪The third is the gut. Here we find our core identity. What is me, what is not me? This is the domain of the gut brain. It is also responsible for safety and protection. Our gut is extremely important in upholding our immune system, but it also takes care of self-preservation, fear, anxiety, mobility and action. Gut based language says things like, “it takes guts” or, “let’s do it.””
So, how can you align with your three brains today? Enjoy the video to tune in with yourself to find out more.