Mesentary and Navel Radiation
In our human vertebral and esoteric yogaic anatomy Manipura Chakra is the fire center. The central manipura is just behind the belly button and relates to the digestive tract and the layers of consiousness concerned with thinking, making sense of life as it is, digesting our experiences and assimilating them – or not. We have always considered the small intestinal tract to be a key in the inquiry into the expression of manipura chakra – who we perceive ourselves to be in the world.
The mesentary is a little recognized hub of developmental and structural support that is alive within like a glorious sea creature waiting to be recognized and experienced!
This tree fungus resembles our mesentary.
The fascial and fluid nature of the mesentary, its structure of folds and undulations that arise from the back abdominal wall make it an especially important structure in relationship to navel radiation and all the ways that manipura chakra emenates its qualities throughout our body and mind.
I feel that the mesentary is a structure that offers a deeper understanding of our navel core. In embodiment it opens a window into the weave of our fluid underpinnings in navel readiation and our human experience of “gut” reality: safety, comfort, and nurturance at its most primal level. As we embody our selves in both time and space we have our developmental fluid origins that are true now – as they always were – and are both memory and current structure.
We are exploring this beautiful soft core in the teacher training courses and also in the daily classes at Yoga Center Amherst. It feels like a real window into the integration of body and mind at the navel. Very primal. Very soothing. It smiles.
Have you explored this yet? What do you feel?