Have you heard about the Vagus Nerve? Did you know that it's correct functioning is so important to your digestion, metabolism, immunity and the nervous system?
Your Vagus nerves are the longest cranial nerves, running from your brain to your large intestine. Your left Vagus nerve travels down the left side of your body. The right Vagus nerve travels down the right side of your body.
The nerves pass through or connect with your:
Neck (between your carotid artery and jugular vein)
Abdomen and digestive tract
Our lives are impacted by stress, either in the work place or elsewhere. Stress can affect our physical and mental health, and in turn, they affect the working of the Vagus nerve.
Have you heard of "fight-or-flight" response?
When we experience sudden stress, the nervous system activates the "fight-or-flight" response, making the body stay in higher reactive mode, releasing stress hormones like adrenaline & cortisol into the blood stream. If we don't come back from this reactive mode to a balanced state mindfully and regularly, this will inevitably cause strain on the body & mind. Over time, it might lead to a multitude of health problems like chronic pain, anxiety, premenopausal weight gain, gut inflammation and so many more.
The good news is that our bodies contain their own superpower that can assist with decreasing our fight or flight response. By stimulating & balancing the Vagus nerve system, we can bring the mind-body to a calmer state of restoration.
This promotes health, longevity and pranic energy flow
Are you ready to learn how to do this?
In this week's class, I will be focusing on rebalancing the health of the Vagus Nerve:
- Accupressure Points to increase Pranic flow
- OM SOHAM Meditation . to regulate emotional imbalance
- Mindful Asanas, focused on improving muscle relaxation, replenishing physical health and strength
- Dhirga Shvasa Pranayama , to increase breathing capacity
We don’t always have to let stressful situations negatively impact our minds and bodies.
We can stimulate our Vagus nerves to send a message to our bodies that it’s time to relax and de-stress, which leads to long-term improvements in mood, pain management, wellbeing and resilience.
"Your health is what you make of it. Everything you do and think either adds to the vitality, energy and spirit you possess or takes away from it."~ Ann Wigmore
It's up to each one of us to invest our time and effort is the right direction towards Outer radiance & Inner vitality!!
Will I see you in class this week? :)