Vagus Nerve Breathwork

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The Vagus Nerve & Breathwork

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The Vagus Nerve & Breathwork

The vagus nerve, one of the longest in the human body, extends from the brainstem to the stomach. Control of several bodily functions, such as digestion, heart rhythm, and immune response, depend on it.
Researchers have discovered that the vagus nerve is also essential in regulating our emotional and mental wellbeing because of its connection to the parasympathetic nervous system.

Vagus Nerve Breathwork

Breathwork is one of the best techniques to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve. Conscious, regulated breathing is a component of the meditation practice known as breathwork. It has been demonstrated to lessen stress, boost mood, and even lessen the signs of sadness and anxiety.

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Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing, sometimes known as “belly breathing,” is one of the most well-known types of breathwork. To use this method, choose a comfortable sitting or lying posture and lay one hand on your abdomen and the other on your chest. After that, take a long, deep breath in through your nose, causing your belly to rise as your diaphragm contracts. Exhale via your lips, letting your tummy droop as your diaphragm is squeezed. For many minutes, keep up this rhythm.

Vagus Nerve Breathwork

Nadi Shodhana

Alternate nostril breathing sometimes referred to as “Nadi shodhana,” is a further well-liked breathwork technique. In order to use this method, you must close one nostril at a time while inhaling and exhaling.

You may accomplish this by placing your fingers on the sides of your nose or by simply covering one nostril with your thumb.

According to this method, the left and right hemispheres of the brain are balanced, and serenity and equilibrium are also encouraged.

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These kinds of breathing exercises have been shown to stimulate the vagus nerve and subsequently the parasympathetic nervous system. This may result in a reduction in heart rate, an increase in gastrointestinal motility and immune response control, a general reduction in stress, and an improvement in emotions of well-being.

Breathwork may not be suitable or secure for everyone, especially those with respiratory or cardiovascular issues. Before attempting new breathing exercises, check with your doctor if you have a medical problem or are on any drugs.

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In conclusion, the vagus nerve is crucial in controlling a variety of biological processes, such as our emotional and mental health. One of the best methods to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve is through breathwork. You may reduce stress, elevate your mood, and feel more at ease all around by including breathwork into your everyday routine.

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