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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Oct 21

The vagus nerve could be likened to the queen of the parasympathetic nervous system — a.k.a. the “rest and digest” — so the more we can do things that “stimulate” or activate it, like deep breathing, the more we offset the effects of the sympathetic nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.Ideally, within your autonomic nervous system, the tug of war between these two opposing mechanisms creates a “yin-yang” type of harmony marked by homeostatic balance.Unfortunately, the hectic paced, digital age we find ourselves living in causes our evolutionary biology to short-circuit by throwing our individual and collective nervous systems out of balance.It’s for this reason that …

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The vagus nerve could be likened to the queen of the parasympathetic nervous system — a.k.a. the “rest and digest” — so the more we can do things that “stimulate” or activate it, like deep breathing, the more we offset the effects of the sympathetic nervous system and reduce cortisol levels.Ideally, within your autonomic nervous system, the tug of war between these two opposing mechanisms …

7 Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve That Don’t Cost a Thing Read More »


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