I really enjoyed this article from Uplift because it gives a person an understanding of how the body is wired to be relaxed!
More and more I am realizing that so much discomfort in movement is created by tension that has become the “new normal” for the body. By understanding a little of how this very important nerve works you can undo unnatural tension and find a much more comfortable “new normal”.
“Unlike the other Vegas, what happens in this vagus doesn’t stay there. The vagus nerve is a long meandering bundle of motor and sensory fibers that links the brain stem to the heart, lungs, and gut. It also branches out to touch and interact with the liver, spleen, gallbladder, ureter, female fertility organs, neck, ears, tongue, and kidneys. It powers up our involuntary nerve center—the parasympathetic nervous system—and controls unconscious body functions, as well as everything from keeping our heart rate constant and food digestion to breathing and sweating. It also helps regulate blood pressure and blood glucose balance, promotes general kidney function, helps release bile and testosterone, stimulates the secretion of saliva, assists in controlling taste and releasing tears, and plays a major role in fertility issues and orgasms in women.” READ ON…