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Vagus Nerve Stimulation — The Secret Is In Your Breathing! | May 26, 2023

Several components contribute to the profound influence of deep breathing upon the nervous system.

One of the chief connections between the respiratory and nervous systems is the vagus nerve.

Since the vagus nerve carries information from the body to the brain, deep breathing makes a lot of sense.

Because it stimulates the vagus nerve, bringing balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.

So, the longer you exhale (through pursed lips), the longer the vagus is stimulated and the greater impact it can have.

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Resources:

https://www.wimhofmethod.com/vagus-nerve-stimulation

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318128.php#What-is-the-vagus-nerve

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6189422/

https://www.uclahealth.org/medical-services/gastro/wellness/wellness-approaches/relaxation-therapies#:~:text=Diaphragmatic%20breathing,rest%20and%20digest)%20nervous%20system.


1 Comment »

  1. Interesting information! thank you, this helps me!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Tyler King — May 26, 2023 @ 11:01 AM


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