In 'K.I.S.S Guide to Yoga' i just read that, 'Just as the umbilical cord connects the unborn child and mother, the third chakra is the connecting cord to our feelings of belonging to and bonding with others'. This is the closest thing I've found to something which has intrigued me for years and that nobody I've spoken to about it can relate to. When I was very young--up to the age of around 10--I would regurlarly sense a strong feeling around my navel area, of my mother. I can't describe the feeling but I guess it was something like still being physically connected to my mother (it was a beautiful, probably a spiritual feeling). In my adult life I have mentioned this to most of my friends and posted it on Sci-Forums as well (2 years ago), all to no avail--nobody can relate to it! Can any one here remember having such feelings?