Seated with poise, meditation remains as one of the very most effective means to tone the vagus nerve thereby enhancing well-being within the entire nervous/endocrine/immune system. There are many variables to take into account for this effectiveness. However the exploration of vagal toning, which can be done several ways, is quite possibly the greatest single thing anyone can do to accerlate their natural healing potential.
How many times do you consciously take slow and expansive breaths that involve your diaphragm and rib expansion? Such a simple act has such a profound and systemic impact on the entire phyisology of the body even if only done 20 minutes a day. The key is employing a daily practice so it tones the nervous system like building a muscle. There will be several blog entries dedicated to this reminder of mindfulness through breath and meditation. Along with mantra practice to further tone the vagus nerve and deepen ones sense of groundedness when life gets inevitably more chaotic.
Here are some great resources for toning ones vagus nerve and the importance of a daily practice in one or more of these methods.
"Relationships between mind and body have gradually become accepted. Yogic practices cause modulation of the immune system. Transcendental meditation (TM) is a specific form of mantra meditation. We reported previously different plasma levels of catecholamines and pituitary hormones in TM practitioners comparing with a control group, and patterns of the daytime secretion of these hormones different from those normally described." ~ PubMed PMID: 25035626
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