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Yoga and the Vagus Nerve

Finding poses that fit in a sequence for yoga and the vagus nerve isn’t difficult, but finding the right approach can be. As students come from a variety of backgrounds and abilities, directing them into poses that activate the vagus nerve can be tricky for multiple reasons. Triggering the vagus nerve can heighten a sense …

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many, but one in which I’m particularly interested in lately is vagus nerve stimulation. The vagus nerve wanders down from our brain through the torso, and has a few important functions, like:  Fosters communication between the brain and our organs Controlling throat muscles and sending food down …

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