Vagus Nerve Exercises

The vagus nerve, also known as the 10th cranial nerve or CN X, is a long and complex nerve that runs from the brainstem through the neck and into the chest and abdomen. It plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, including heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, and more.  And it is a hot topic.  It is often referred to as the “wandering nerve” because of its extensive distribution throughout the body.  It is shaped like jelly fish.

Vagus nerve exercises, also known as vagus nerve stimulation or VNS, are techniques or practices aimed at stimulating or toning the vagus nerve. These exercises can help improve your overall well-being and may have potential benefits for mental and physical health. Some common vagus nerve exercises include:

  1. Deep Breathing: Slow, deep breathing exercises can stimulate the vagus nerve and promote relaxation.
  2. Meditation: Mindfulness meditation and deep breathing exercises can help activate the vagus nerve.
  3. Yoga: Certain yoga poses and practices encourage vagus nerve activity.
  4. Singing or Humming: Singing or humming can stimulate the vagus nerve through the vibrations in the vocal cords.  I love to use Bhramari Breathing.
  5. Cold Exposure: Cold showers or ice baths may activate the vagus nerve’s “diving reflex.”  I have practiced the Wim Hof cold plunge
  6. Laughter: Laughter can stimulate the vagus nerve and promote relaxation.
  7. Probiotics and Diet: A healthy gut microbiome and a diet rich in fiber can support vagus nerve health.

Engaging in these vagus nerve exercises and practices may help regulate stress responses, improve mood, enhance digestion, and support overall well-being. They compliment the yoga and especially yin yoga.  Do you ever find yourself on the mat and just can’t get into your groove.  You can’t let go of the stress.  Vagus Nerve Exercises can help you release and surrender.

Tap into Inner Calmness:
Vagus Nerve Exercises, Yin Yoga, Fascial Release

♥ Hi Beautiful Friends – Join me for a truly transformative session where we combine the rejuvenating power of Yin Yoga with Vagus Nerve Exercises = yoga for nervous system.

In this practice, we’ll Release & RESET, targeting the vagus nerve to enhance our overall well-being. I’ll guide you through vagus nerve stimulation exercises and share the secrets of daily vagus nerve exercises. Together, we’ll explore the world of vagus nerve yoga, offering a unique approach to managing anxiety and depression through non-invasive methods including vagus nerve tapping.  This is ideal yoga for stress and anxiety.

Learn how to reset your vagus nerve from the comfort of your own home with these valuable techniques. I’m Rebekah, and I’m here to lead you through a fascinating blend of fascial yoga and vagus nerve stimulation with YIN YOGA so you can experience the profound benefits of this practice that goes beyond the physical.

Discover the mind-body connection and find inner harmony through the harmonizing power of Yin Yoga and Vagus Nerve Exercises. Get ready to embark on a journey to restore balance in your body and soul. Sound good?

I incorporate these techniques into many of my practices.


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Rebekah is the creator of Body Illumination. She is E-RYT® 500, YACEP® Certified Yoga instructor, Pilates Instructor and ACE certified instructor.

With decades of worldwide yoga experience teaching babies, kids to seniors, and everyone in between, I have developed a distinct philosophy. I’m passionate about movement, mindset, and sharing these ancient practices. Movement and exercise have been a fundamental part of my life since my early years as an athlete and dancer.

The classes I teach are all about helping you discover and access the abundant energy within your body, mind, and spirit. My goal is to evolve and present these practices in a new light, making them an integral part of our daily lives. They go beyond mere fitness; they serve as pathways to a new way of living – a better way of living and a transformative journey.

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