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Sacred Embodied Blog

Day 12: Listen to your gut

Katie Gordon

Today we’re combining a bit of anatomy and physiology with awareness + energy medicine.

It's well-known now that your gut acts as a second brain. But how do we intentionally tap into the wisdom it has to offer? Let's go on a journey with your small intestine.

Here are the muscles that make up your abdominal wall:

Day 12_abdominal muscles.jpg

You don't have to remember the names of any of these muscles or organs, just remember that you have layers of muscles that make up your "core" or abdominal wall. 

These are skeletal muscles, meaning they're the ones you strengthen through exercise, the ones that support your posture, the ones that you can engage voluntarily.

Now, here's a photo of your viscera, or internal organs, beneath the muscles:

Day 12_viscera.jpg

See that squiggly stuff that looks sort of like a brain? That's your small intestine. Unlike your large intestine which is attached to your abdominal wall, your small intestine is free floating in your abdomen. 

Many of us tend to not only hold stress in our organs, but we even transfer some of the work our skeletal muscles are supposed to do into our organs. Today's journey meditation will invite this tension to unwind and the organ itself to speak.

When you're ready, click below to play the recording for your meditation.

You're welcome to share your thoughts below or in our Facebook group. Insights + wisdom from within is medicine for everyone!