VAGUS NERVE

Now, if there is one part of the nervous system you want to be friends with, that is Vagus Nerve. The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the body. The vagus nerve rules the parasympathetic nervous system — rest and digest/also freeze. There are actually two parasympathetic nervous systems - a belly side vagus (rest/digest/calm) and a back side vagus (freeze/reptilian).

vagus nerve
Tips

Cold water therapy/ Cold exposure Singing, mantras, humming, or gurgling Laughing
Deep belly breathing

Meditation
Time in nature (esp. touching or laying on the ground)
Exercise (esp. legs + weights)
Music - Native American Flute Music has been shown to increase HRV Heart to heart hugs
Massage/bodywork
Accupuncture
Social engagement
Play!
Omega 3 fatty acids
Speak in a clam, soothing voice
Be around other people who speak in a calm, soothing voice

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