Mind over Matter: how your mind and vagus nerve can help you regulate your body.
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What is the Vagal Brake?
The Vagal Brake and Social Behavior
The Vagus nerve has connections to parts of the body that can control its stimulus like your middle ear of the hearing system. The wrong words used can take away this Vagal Brake as so can unwanted expressions hence generating a fight and flight response. How does this shape a person state of “being”? Can spiritual states of the mind and body be created by controlling the vagus nerve?.
Also how your mind can help you regulate your body.
The Vagus nerve has connections to parts of the body that can control its stimulus like your middle ear of the hearing system. Words can create a Vagal Break. How does this shape a person state of “being”? Can spiritual states of the mind and body be created by controlling the vagus nerve?.
Mind and body connections: control your vagus nerve by adopting the correct mind space for optimum working conditions.
The Vagus nerve coupling with the mind – working together.
The Polyvagal Theory. Good lecture.
“Polyvagal Theory. The polyvagal theory was put forward by Stephen Porges (2011). It proposes three vagal-mediated adaptive responses for different circumstances, namely safety, danger, and extreme threat to life. These responses are initiated by our perception of what is going on in our environment.”
The vagus nerve stimulation becomes important as we age as the sympathetic and parasympathetic balance in these nerves starts to shift. A lot of health problems starts with this shift.
“This imbalance makes older people more susceptible to new diseases and leads to the breakdown of healthy bodily functions as they age.
Scientists have previously found that stimulation of the vagus nerve at the ear, which some people say feels like tickling, can improve the balance of the nervous system in healthy 30-year-olds.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ear-tickling-therapy-ageing-process-nervous-system-research-a9027346.html
All these health problems as we age is expected but what is exciting about the Polyvagal Theory is that the vagus nerve is directly connected to mind states via meditation and stopping frontline verbal thinking and finding other mind states to work from so mind and body can work and function stress-free.
Even the sleeping problems that come from ageing and blood pressure increases can all be controlled and corrected by vagal stimulation rather than medication.
I think the magic starts when a good baseline is found for where the mind and body can function at its best and stress-free. That is just the beginning as this baseline then finds its source, to which it is connected to, so it can also work off this vast repository of the Universal Mind.
Different states of mind from chaos to calm and working in tandem with the vagus nerve.