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When we’re feeling stressed, our breathing often becomes shallow. Taking a moment to breathe deeply when you’re feeling stressed, anxious, angry, or fearful sends a signal to your parasympathetic nervous system (the system responsible for relaxation and sometimes referred to as the “rest and digest” system ) to calm your body down. One advantage to using deep breathing as a coping strategy for stress is that it can be practiced anywhere and can be discreet. When our breathing is shallow, we’re breathing using the muscles in our chest instead of using our diaphragm. Breathing deeply into our diaphragm is sometimes referred to 3-Part Breath in yoga. When you inhale, your stomach expands, followed by your ribcage and your chest. Imagine a balloon inflating in your stomach as you inhale and then imagine the balloon deflate as you exhale. It may be helpful to place one hand on your chest and one on your stomach, so you can feel your body’s response to your breathing. Developing a regular deep breathing practice can be helpful for managing and decreasing stress. Try the following: 〰️ Lie down or get into a comfortable seated position. 〰️ Inhale slowly for 4 seconds. 〰️ Hold the breath for 4 seconds. 〰️ Exhale slowly for 6 seconds. Exhaling more slowly is beneficial as exhaling stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system. 〰️ Repeat for 5-10 minutes The times in each step are just suggestions and can be lengthened or decreased based on your preference. You may choose not to count at all. As with most things, your deep breathing practice is individual to you, and you should do what feels right for you. 📸: @hfsphotographyco
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Remaining grounded and in our bodies is a crucial process during these stressful and uncertain days. What are some ways that help you feel grounded? Some suggestions - Walk barefoot outside. Find a nice grassy field or rocks to walk on. Get on your yoga mat and move your body. Sit in a quiet peaceful place and connect to your breath. Take a break from technology. Connect with mother nature. Garden. Get your hands dirty. Play in the sandbox with your littles Just be. We are human beings not human doings. 🙏💛💙 #grounded #yoga #selfcare #parasympathetic #selflove #nostress
Without deep rest, we cannot thrive. 💜 Luca doesn’t need to be taught how. But, in our modern context, we humans DO. 💜 In yoga, just as we make our activity conscious and regular, so too must we practice rest. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter how many backbends we do, or how much lemon water we drink, or how long we “meditate” for. 💜 From a western physiological perspective, without stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system on the daily (the one responsible for turning on our deep rest & digest systems ), our body literally gets stuck in survival mode. We build up stress hormone, our skin goes whack, we’re constantly on the edge of a mood, fatigue becomes normalized, it’s easier to slip back into toxic habits...the list goes on. 💜 Reformative Rest will teach āsana that turns on the ‘rest & digest’ system so that we are able to restore, rejuvenate, and reform on a cellular level. 💜 Reformative Rest begins Sept 13th. Enrollment is limited. Led by @lindsayyoga . Yalla-yoga.com. 💜 #yallayoga #reform #renew #rest #rejuvenate #restore #regenerate #reclaim #alltheres #asana #restorative #yoga #practice #balance #pratyahara #deeprest #parasympathetic #seeforyourself #wakeup #nervous #system #canceltheextra #yalla
#waitingforthekettletoboil 😃 - 3 step breathing 💨 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Have you noticed how we keep discovering the same things over & over but from different & deeper perspectives. I feel like that with breathwork recently. I've been doing alot of Qi Gong & I am loving exploring this most simple & basic 3 step breath. ☆☆☆ There are lots of great breathing practices available. Anyone that you choose will draw you into a conscious focus of how you breath & that is the key. Bringing awareness to your breath, brings awareness through breath. ☆☆☆ It's so simple, yet it can be challenging for many of us. So simple that we rarely take the time to 'practise' breathing. There is so much more to breathing than just survival. We all breathe. But HOW do we breath. Can we control it a little. Take it down into our belly, slow it down, breath through the nose, exhale slowly through the nose, pause & suspend it? ☆☆☆ The breath is key to our physical, mental & emotional state. In Yogic science we find the mind rides on the praan(subtle breath ). 'Master the breath & you are master of your mind' In Qi Gong it's the key to our Qi, our life force. Good functional breathing & good functional movement work hand in hand. And especially important now is the direct connection between proper breathing & a strong healthy immune system. ☆☆☆ The full & functional movement of our diaphragm has far reaching benefits for our nervous system, digestive system & organs. Our circulatory & so importantly, our lymphatic system (which is pumped ONLY by diaphragmatic breathing & good movement ) And of course, high performance in movement practices, sports, brain function & quality of life ☆☆☆ The simple stuff is always the key ☆☆☆ stuff.Music: Hope Musician: ILYA MARFIN URL: https://icons8.com/music #waitingforthekettletoboil #breathe #breath #pranicawareness #pranayam #breathework #3stepbreathing #diaphragmaticbreathing #diaphragmbreathing #immunesystem #breathforhealth #lungcapacity #downregulate #parasympathetic #restanddigest
Please Join me at 9am for Mindful Moments, (Mons, Weds, Fri ), where we press the 'pause' button to nurture and practice self care. The focus this morning is on: Easing Aches and Pain with Meditation. Do you tend to reach for a bottle of pain relievers when you have aches and pain? Research has shown that there is a free and simple way to feel better: through meditation. How does it do that? When we're stressed, our bodies trigger the release of stress hormones, causing inflammation, and increasing pain to already irritated joints. Meditation focuses your attention on one thing for a period of time. When you meditate, you shift your focus to something quiet and calm, reducing inflammation and pain. When you get into that quieter state of mind through Mindful Meditation, the body stops releasing stress hormones into the bloodstream, allowing the brain to release endorphins, a natural pain reliever. Why not see for yourself? Join me soon❤️🧘🏽♀👌🏽🌹 #endorphins #painmanagement #pain #naturalpainrelief #stressreliever #stresshormones #fightorflight #parasympathetic #parasympatheticnervoussystem #painreliever #bloodcirculation #bloodstream #reducinginflammation
🔥🏃♀️🏋️♀️ The 4 Letter Exercise 96% of Women Are Missing From Their Exercise Programmes 🔥🏃♀️🏋️♀️ I’ve been up since 5am writing programmes this morning. Soon to be heading on a longggg drive down to Torquay, I wanted to make sure the only focus I have this weekend is on Devonshire ice cream and Tarquin's gin. Anyway, as I was designing these programmes it came to my attention that I was scheduling in a particular exercise which almost every single client would have (fatefully ) missed out if they’d designed them themselves. This 4 letter exercise will help them – - Run faster - Lift heavier - Reduce bloating - Look leaner - Live better And it will do the same for you too. So what is that exercise? It’s the one you’ve likely forgotten about – REST. Yep, you’ve read that exercise right; REST. When was the last time you scheduled REST into your diary? Sure some people need to move more for better results. But a lot of women? Women who are running businesses, managing teams, looking after households, caring for elderly parents, wiping snotty noses, and THEN throwing impossible to stick to exercise routines on top? Boy, you need to schedule in rest. If you want to run a quicker 10k… …or if you want to look leaner and healthier… …or if you want to flatten your stomach, be healthier and live happier… …then you are going to need to schedule that 4 letter exercise into your routine. Because without it? All you’re doing is scheduling in more stress into an already stressful life. Leading you to inevitably crash, binge, feel guilt, and start again next month. The next time you’re creating a programme for the quicker, leaner, better results you want, don’t forget to schedule in this 4 letter exercise in to your routine – REST. (P.S. I may have estimated the 96% claim which opened this post -- but you get the message 😉 ) #parasympathetic #trainsmarter #trainhardrecoverharder #restorative #restandrecover #runningtips #trainingtips #pns #ans #darlington #personaltrainingdarlington #northeastbusiness #darlobiz #restday
✴️Why #swimming in the ocean is good for you❓ ❇️ #Meditation and #relaxation 🌀Exercising in #natural #environments has been shown to have greater #benefits for #mental #health than exercising elsewhere. This is because it combines the benefits of #exercise with the #restorative effects of being in nature. #Swimming in the #ocean is no less the #case . 🌀It can be relaxing, #meditative and #reduce #stress . 🌀One #reason is the #breathing patterns used during swimming and #diving . These #stimulate the #parasympathetic nervous system (the system that controls #organ function and quietens the #brain ) and #have effects on #brain waves and #hormones that #influence the brain #positively . 🌀The #weightlessness of water can also have a calming effect on the #mind , even changing or slowing down brain #waves .
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There are several methods of stimulating the vagus nerve. 1. ) Deep breathing or diaphragmatic techniques not only help to reduce anxiety, but also increases the ”rest and digest” parasympathetic system. The goal is to breathe through your nose about 4 seconds and let your ribcage expand and release air through your mouth for about 8 seconds. Meditation can also accompany breathing techniques and have been found in studies to reduce sympathetic ”fight or flight” activity. 2. ) Massage bodywork/Acupuncture have also been found to reduce sympathetic activity and particularly shown to reduce seizures when applied on the right side of the neck. 3. ) Singing, humming, or gargling also addresses the vagus nerve as it passes through the vocal chords and surrounding muscles. 4. ) Including Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet is conducive to your nervous system as it relies on healthy fats to make neural connections. These fatty acids are found primarily in fish such as Salmon or in seaweed. 5. ) Exercise supports the nervous system by increasing brain growth hormone and brain energy cells. Here we find that exercise stimulates the vagus nerve to promote healthier brain function and mental health. 6. ) Probiotics by way of gut health and vagus nerve also help with brain function and mood. Probiotic strains such as Lactobacilli Rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium Longum have been found in studies to help reduce stress hormones and anxiety type behavior. 7. ) Laughing via socializing or watching a funny movie also reduces your main stress hormone by stimulating the vagus nerve. 8. ) Cold showers may not be everyone’s favorite, but if you can tolerate 30 seconds at the end of your shower or being exposed to cold outside for a duration, this can also help increase parasympathetic activity by targeting the vagus nerve. I usually rotate through these options, with deep breathing, omega-3, exercise, and singing as my favorites. Which do you already do?
Have you ever thought about the relationship between music and our autonomic nervous system?? Music plays a MAJOR role in whether we are induced into a more sympathetic (fight or flight ) or parasympathetic (rest and digest ) state. Do you want to listen to Metallica while training, most likely yes! This type of music would definitely get you into that state, but do you want to arouse this at other parts of your day, most likely not! This is the same with news, social media, conversations, etc. These all can arouse sympathetic states throughout our day. Limiting this is the way to controling your nervous system reponse in addition to daily breath work, movement, sun exposure, meditation and so on.. 🙏 #music #autonomicnervoussystem #parasympathetic #sympathetic #stressrelief #stressreduction #vagusnerve #stimulate #shoegaze #chill #relax #train #fitness #workoutplaylist #musicplaylist #backgroundnoise #inthezone #mundfulness #breath #functionalfitness #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #athomeworkout #outsideworkout #fitnesscoaching
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VAGUS NERVE STRENGTHENING • Strengthening the Vagus Nerve, also known as increasing your vagal tone, is important for keeping the nervous system calm and in equilibrium by activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System. • The cool thing is that the Vagus Nerve can be strengthened through some easy lifestyle change such as... • ✨Exercise✨ Doing some form of daily cardiovascular exercise helps strengthen the Vagus Nerve by inhibiting the release of inflammatory cytokines. Examples of exercise include walking, running, swimming, biking, yoga, pilates, weight lifting, whatever you want! • ✨Humming✨ The Vagus Nerve originates from the brainstem and passes by the vocal cords housed in the larynx as it makes its way down the trunk of the body. Because of its close proximity to the vocal cords, humming can help strengthen the Vagus Nerve. Humming like a bee is a perfect way to augment vagal tone. • ✨Diaphragmatic Breathing✨ Diaphragmatic breathing with an emphasis on elongating one’s exhale helps strengthen the Vagus Nerve by activating various sensory receptors and baroreceptors. Longer exhales = stronger vagal tone. • ✨Probiotic Foods✨ The Vagus Nerve plays a huge role in our gut health. When the gut is happy, the Vagus Nerve is happy. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, kombucha, kefir, and sauerkraut or using probiotic supplements ensures that the gut microbiome is able to thrive. • ✨Cold Exposure✨ Taking a cold shower or splashing cold water on your face is an intense but effective way of stimulating and strengthening the Vagus Nerve. • *Bonaz et al. “The vagus nerve in the neuro-immune axis: implications in the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract.” (2017 ). *Breit et al. “Vagus nerve as modulator of the brain-gut axis is psychiatric and inflammatory disorders.” (2018 ). *Ghati et al. “A randomized trial of the immediate effect of a new-humming breathing exercise in blood pressure and heart rate variability in patients with essential hypertension.” (2020 ) *Jungmann et al. “Effects of cold stimulation on cardiac-vagal activation in healthy participants.” (2018 ).
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You were born into a "matrix" of sorts. With so much shifting in the world, I encourage you to get curious about who you are, where you came from and if you are in alignment with your own values. All so you can make informed choices about how you'll handle the future. . . . #growthroughwhatyougothrough #standinyourpower #shineyourlight #learningtibeconscious #raiseyourvibration #perspectiveshift #raiseconsciousness #riseup #levelup #takeresponsibility #lovingoutloud #humanslovungoutloud #lifeisanadventure #whenlifegivesyoulemons #selfresponsibility #selfregulation #fightotflight #parasympathetic #neverstoplearning #evolutionisrevolution #alwaysbecurious #tinfoilhat #growyourself #rewireyourbrain #noticeshiftrewire @kristofferwilliam @the .conscious.queen @king_anndee @connors_crushing_it
Chinese acupuncture can be really effective when a client is in a high state of fight or flight mode, so when the sympathetic nervous system is working overtime. It can help to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which is your rest and digest mode, directing you into more a relaxed state, often helping with stress and sleep and also enabling the body to respond to other treatment modalities in a more effective way. #chineseacupuncture #nervoussystem #parasympathetic #sympatheticnervoussystem #relax #stressrelief #rest #sleepbetter #resetthebody #fightandflight #anxietyrelief #bodyresponse #vagusnerve #chinesemedicine #respectyourbody #lookafteryourself #understandyourbody #mindbodyconnection
Morning qi gong practice at the ocean with @mcgosza _ Great to start the day with a calmed nervous system and lots of energy circulating inside the body
My body LOVES self care! Had my first appointment with the magical Jenna Valentine of @valentinecarewellness & OMG it was awesome. I feel so lucky have this badass, healer walk into my life and share space at @illummaclinic on both a personal and professional level. If you are in the need for some self care, look no further!!! She’s can balance and relax you body through acupuncture, cupping, bodywork & Chinese Medicine. PLUS she has heart shaped cups?! I mean if you’re gonna have bruises then they should at least be cute!
ADEMHALEN • We doen het zonder dat we erover nadenken. Het autonome zenuwstelsel regelt dit allemaal voor ons. Hoe bewust ben jij van je ademhaling? Waar zit jouw ademhaling op dit moment? Wist je dat je doormiddel van je ademhaling je parasympatische zenuwstelsel kunt aanspreken? ➡️ en dat wil je want dit zorgt voor ontspanning. ☀️ • TIP • Adem langer uit dan in en richting je navel. Enjoy.
Vous êtes sur les nerfs? Le système nerveux fonctionne sur 2 modes : le système sympathique : c’est le mode alerte, « je me bats» ou « je fuis » en fonction du danger. Notre cerveau a été programmé pour se protéger du mammouth. Il n’y a plus de mammouth mais notre cerveau continue à les repérer. Le second mode est le système parasympathique, celui de la récupération, de la régénération et de l’auto-régulation ( notamment à l’œuvre pendant le sommeil ) Par chance, le massage favorise le mode parasympathique : ) #systemenerveux #massotherapie #massagesuedois #massagebienetre #saintjuliendusault #sens89 #villedesens #villeneuvesuryonne #joigny #relaxation #parasympathetic
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In case you missed it: nose breathing made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience last month! This episode, featuring journalist and author James Nestor, gives an in-depth look at all things nose-breathing, and how a simple switch in the way you breathe can change your life. We know—it’s like this one was made for us. Last week we sent out our favorite highlights from the podcast to our newsletter subscribers, but if you missed it, head to our blog for our thoughts and a link to the episode! . . #intakebreathing #nasalstrips #nosebreather #dontbeamouthbreather #nosebreathing #breatheright #breathebetter #oxygenadvantage #easybreathing #breathingrelief #parasympatheticnervoussystem #parasympathetic #vasodilation #vasodilator #snoresoloud #stopsnoring #bestsleep #deepsleeping #pushyourlimit #jre #joeroganpodcast #joeroganexperience #jamesnestor #jamesnestorbreath
To simplify💙......... The health of our body and mind is depended on the food & liquid we take in and how we manage our stress(including emotions and thoughts ). That’s why I combine reflexology and nutrition together! If we can give the body what it needs it can achieve balance. If our body is in a relax state (thanks to reflexology ) our body can digestion and absorb and eliminate properly..... our immune system can fight off invaders better...... our nervous system can handle stress better and provide the body proper energy in the day and restful sleep at night. Holistic approach to health 💕 #teflexology #holistichealth #holisticnutrition #highvibration #vibrationalfoods #healthylifestyle #energy #frequency #parasympathetic #betterdigestion #immunesupport #rawfood
Been making a concerted effort lately to resist collapsing on the couch at the end of the night and getting sucked into a Netflix spiral...and instead take the quiet time to focus on things that will actually help me unwind & recharge. And as cliche as it may be, it kicks off with washing my face. Who knew something so simple would make all the difference?! What’s your nightly routine? what helps you unwind? P.S. I’m thinking of hosting a little virtual/at home “Self Care” event to walk through what I use nightly to help unwind. Let me know if you’d be interested in joining with a 🙌🏼 in the comments! #selfcare #saferskincare #recharge #nightlyroutine #betterbeauty #parasympathetic
Can you go through the entire day breathing only through your nose? How about during your entire run? . Why should you care? . Anxiety, depression, feeling short of breathe or like you can’t get a deep enough breathe in, high blood pressure, IBS, stuffy nose, sinus headaches, sleep apnea, snoring, feeling tired when you wake up...Ever experience any of these symptoms? . Breathing through your nose and using your diaphragm are foundational skills that CAN be improved no matter your age! When you breathe through your nose, you increase the parasympathetic (rest and digest ) tone in your body, which creates a wonderful cascade of great responses in your body. Imagine running without your body registering a danger zone (mouth breathing= increased sympathetic tone ). . Check out my previous post about the book you should read if you’d like to learn more. . Don’t think you’re breathing properly? Come in and see me! . #breathe #breathingtechniques #breathing #physicaltherapy #physiotherapist #cfmt #rva #richmondva #feelbetter #anxietyrelief #anxiety #parasympathetic #parasympatheticnervoussystem #healthandwellness
"What is the number one thing anyone is told to do in moments of high intensity or stress? Breathe, of course. But do you know why? It’s not a secret that your breath is the most accessible and powerful tool to help you stay calm, ward off anxiety, and combat the ill effects of stress. What, perhaps, is not as widely known is the role the vagus nerve plays in interrupting stress signals and facilitating relaxation in the body." - Meagan McCrary Time to explore the relationship between yogic breathing, the vagus nerve, and relaxation. [link in bio] via YogaUOnline
Your nervous system & human design :: Did you know there is a direct connection between each of the centers in your chart and the organs of the nervous system? Your nervous system controls everything in your body - how much stress runs through your system, what hormones get released, and your overall state of HEALTH. (And did you know stress contributes to 90% of ALL illnesses?! ) So when you’re living out of alignment with who you really are → it creates stress → which can manifest physically. When I first made this connection between our physical body and our energetic one, my mind was blown. To come into alignment with your natural energy means coming back into alignment with your nervous system. This is why in all my work with 1:1 clients, I focus on nervous system reprogramming. What does that mean? In addition to just working with the conscious mind (with journaling, affirmations/intentions, etc ), I *also* focus on bringing your body into a calm, parasympathetic state. From there, we access deeper brainwave states so when you choose to change your mindset, it actually drops in. We can only make lasting shifts and let go of old beliefs/habits/patterns *when we feel safe.* There is never any forcing (or just as ineffective, endless repetition + hoping ). My study of the nervous system informs how I work with my 1:1 clients. While I love reading charts for anyone who wants to understand themselves better, my greatest passion lies in supporting folks to create new lives that are in alignment with their highest desire and purpose, a life where things feel EASY ✨ . . . Many thanks to @jana_roemer , @magamamas , and @brucelipton who I consider my teachers of the nervous system. This knowledge has been fundamental to healing my own burnout and ancestral trauma. ...And if you’re healing and curious whether nervous system reprogramming would be right for you, DM me to chat more. I‘d love to help! ❤️
Any type of stress whether it be physical, psychological, or emotional causes a disruption to our homeostasis (balance ) and therefore leads to neural and endocrine changes as an attempt to adapt to the stressors. Stress itself is not bad. It is a necessary part of survival. In some cases stress can be beneficial. e.g. Exercise or fasting We can build resilience by successfully adapting to stress. When we successful adapt to a stressor, the memory of how we adapted to the situation gets stored in the hippocampus of the brain where it is readily accessible for when a similar stressful situation recurs, and the learning from the first event can help guide the response. So the mind and body CAN be strengthened from stressful experiences, and become more resilient. The problem however, and it's what we mostly tend to see in our fast-paced results-driven society, is when stress becomes chronic or too intense and it exceeds an individual's mental, emotional and physical resources. When the sympathetic nervous system (SNS ) is continuously stimulated, this can result in anxiety disorders, overwhelm and exhaustion, and metabolic and cardiovascular disease. SNS stimulation also suppresses parasympathetic nervous system (PNS ) functions such as digestion, elimination/detoxification, relaxation, sleep, immune and reproductive activity, causing disturbances in these areas. Ways to support PNS function include: 🌟Meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, time out in nature, massage, herbal medicine, cultivating gratitude, singing, hot bath, improving sleep, proper nutrition, consuming less toxins (including nnEMF & phototoxicity ). NB: people can be parasympathetic dominant, where there is not enough thyroid hormone, which may express as depression/lack of zest for life.
One of the main things I support people with is helping them to self-regulate their nervous system. It is often the most fundamental step we work on and why I talk about it so much. A concern of mine is the amount of health issues that will surface in the coming months stemming from extended extreme stress and dysregulated nervous systems. - But it is important to note that it is a perfectly normal response to an exquisitely not normal time. Your nervous system is designed to respond to survival situations. Remember that your body, in its innate wisdom, is trying to keep you safe... even when it may not feel that way. Be kind toward yourself and toward others right now. We are all coping the best we can and need to hold space for ourselves and for one another. 💛 Image repost: @ethannichtern
The sea. Today where I breathe and laugh and play. On another day it’s where I sigh and cry, it’s where I am still. Where I lose myself in an endless moment. It’s where I disconnect to reconnect. In polyvagal theory, the sea for me invites the ease and curiosity of a ventral state within the parasympathetic nervous system. More simply put, it’s where I find equilibrium, where I process, where I can feel and where I can heal. My sea is a place full of glimmers, a term coined by therapist and trauma expert Deb Dana to describe those moments or activities that bring us to an optimal state of relaxed engagement with ourselves and our world - the opposite of ‘triggers’. These days I try to collect glimmers, and encourage you in doing the same. 🌊 . . #selfregulation #glimmers #bluemind #polyvagal #polyvagaltheory #debdana #parasympathetic #parasympatheticnervoussystem #optimalhealing #groundswellscotland #seaswimming #eastlothiancounsellor #eastlothiancounselling #eastrockswellbeing
Anyone else feel this way? 😅😬 #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #autonomic #dysautonomia #sympathetic #parasympathetic #chronicillness #fibromyalgia #invisibleillness #gastroparesis #autonomicdysfunction #eds #brainfog #chronicpain #dysautonomiainternational #dysautonomiastrong #autoimmune #crps #spoonie #spooniewarrior #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnessmemes #meme #chronicillnesslife #salty
Learning To Let Go Is Half Of Self Discipline ~ A lot of people come to yoga for the strength, agility, and coordination benefits. They're solid reasons to practice yoga in and of themselves- essentially you're learning to control your body and mind. ~ However, without also learning how to "let go", or transition your nervous system to a #parasympathetic (relaxed ) state, you're only learning one half of the whole when it comes to self control. ~ Learning to let go IS control, because you are choosing when and where to do that. There are other ways to relax, like drugs and alcohol, but those methods don't give you absolute control over the degree of shift in the nervous system the way that meditation does. ~ I'm not saying that I never indulge in other methods of relaxation, (there's a time and place for those things; I'm not a monk ) but they often leave you feeling worse afterwards. Meditation and yoga, on the other hand, have a cumulative beneficial effect- your nervous system learns to find a relaxed state more easily, quickly, and deeply with practice over time. ~ So skip savasana if you want to, but know that you won't find your full #potential for physical strength without also finding inner strength. ~ There are lots of methods to learn meditation. Do you have a unique meditation practice that you've tried recently? Please share with us! 👇🏻
The beauty of the nervous system is that it helps regulate feelings of safety and threat. Danger comes in many forms. Physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual are ways our minds/bodies try to help calm ourselves down. . . . Intergenerational trauma, complex-PTSD, and T trauma, are paradigms for us to better understand why you may be stuck in a repetition of unsafety. . . . Some threats are real, others are not. Your perception of events help dictate how your body responses. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot is how we may learn to ‘turn off’ systems in our mind/body that actually keep us safe. Things like anger repression and habitation. . . . If someone comes at you, threatens you, or tries to kill you- a reasonable response is anger and defense. Let’s not get it twisted. There are not “good” and “bad” emotions. All emotions have a function. We must listen to our minds and bodies. They are literally designed to keep you safe and alive. . . . Today’s gratitude: Thank you, body, for keeping me safe.
Ma guérison Je passe des années de souffrance à avoir des douleurs atroces au bide sans savoir pourquoi. J’ai attendu 15 ans pour me rendre compte que j’étais intolérante à un tas de truc. Enfaite, la bouffe qu’on voit dans les pubs, celle qu’on prend machinalement dans les rayons de magasins sont, pour la plupart, ultra toxique pour moi ! Ok révélation, mais de là à l’accepter c’est une autre histoire. A 18 ans je suis dépressive, on me donne, comme pour la plus part des gens dans notre société, antidépresseurs et des benzos pour me calmer. Je me sens pas du tout mieux. J’ère juste dans une zone grise là où je ne ressens plus rien. C’est le soleil et la mer qui m’ont sauvé cet été là, pour quelque temps. Chaque hiver c’était le même délire : trop fatiguée, plus envie de rien, les idées noirs. J’en ai tellement marre. Je comprends pas pourquoi je suis toujours en bad. Y’a jamais rien qui va. Finalement, après beaucoup (trop ) d’examens, on me dit que j’ai une hypothyroïdie. De plus, j’assimile rien de ce que je mange. J’ai des tonnes d’eczéma. Mon corps HURLE. Mais j’entends rien. Je choisis un des jobs les plus stressant : je veux sauver les gens qui vont mal ! Alors je passe ma vie en mode cortisol puissant mille. En gros, à moins de 23 ans je fais un burn out. Je suis en épuisement de tout. Mais j’ai toujours cette petite flamme, celle qui cherche le sens de tout ça. Celle qui veut comprendre. Je passe des heures à étudier, lire, me renseigner. Je suis une boulimique d’apprendre, de comprendre, de mettre des mots sur mes maux. Ca me fait tellement de bien ! C’est alors que je mets le plan de la REGENERATION en place. Après pas moins de 3 ans de focus sur mon bien-être, je vois le bout du tunnel. 🙏🏻✨❤️ Le secret ? Tout est à l’intérieur de toi. Ton âme sait ! #brefjesuishypersensible #guerison #naturalhealing #healing #eczema #hypersensibilité #hypersensible #soigneraunaturel #acceptation #eczemafree #amourdesoi #psychologie #regeneration #alimentationvivante #selfcare #selflove #eczemawarrior #eczemaproblems #eczemahealing #eczemaawareness #vulnerable #authenticité #systemenerveux #parasympathetic #stress
✨The vagus nerve + gut health ✨ The vagus nerve is so intricately connected to gut inflammation that getting rid of it has been linked to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD ) such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. • As part of the autonomic nervous system, the vagus nerve has an essential parasympathetic (REST + DIGEST ) effect on the gut. • Evidence suggests that the vagus nerve has anti‐inflammatory properties. Vagal neuromodulation is suggested to up‐regulate the cholinergic anti‐inflammatory pathway, which has a protective effect on systemic + local gut inflammation. Pellissier et al have showed that Crohn’s patients with low parasympathetic vagal tone demonstrate higher blood tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF‐α ) levels than patients with high vagal tone. Moreover, sympathovagal balance has been correlated with TNF‐α levels in UC and higher parasympathetic tone at onset of UC predicts lower systemic inflammation during the next 3 years. Studies have shown getting rid of the vagus (vagotomy ) to worsen the disease in rodent models of colitis and stimulation of the vagus nerve reduces TNF‐α levels and IBD activity. Congruent with animal studies, clinical trials have reported beneficial effects of vagus stimulation in patients with Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, indicating that vagal activity may attenuate systemic inflammation. Most recently, a study in humans found a positive association between vagotomy and later IBD, particularly for Crohn’s disease. • #gutlove cultivate that gut-brain connection through your vagus nerve • Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.15715