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Powerful 2-minute Vagus Nerve Exercise To Rewire Your Brain From Anxiety

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Are you looking for an instant cool down?

Below is a Simple yet Powerful Exercise to soothe your Vagus Nerve and rewire your brain from stress and anxiety. This is Stanley Rosenberg’s simple, two-minute exercise for activating the ventral vagus nerve.  

Without any further delay, let’s get down to business! Shall we?

Step 1

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Weave and Intertwine the fingers of your hands together in front of you. 

Step 2

  • Place your hands behind your head, with the weight of your head resting comfortably on your fingers. 
  • Feel the hardness of the head with your fingers. Feel the bones of your fingers with your head. 

Step 3

  • Look to the right, moving only your eyes, as far as you can. Do not move your head. 
  • After half a minute or a minute, you’ll notice yourself swallowing, yawning, or sighing. 
  • It is a sign of relaxation. 

Step 4

  • Now, bring your eyes back to the centre, and then look to the left. Repeat the same.
  • Hold your eyes in place until you notice the same signal of relaxation.
     

🏅 Congratulations. You did it!

How this exercise helps you?

  • This exercise activates the ventral vagus nerve, which in turn increase social engagement. 
  • It increases mobility in the neck and spine.
  • It ups your blood flow to the brain stem, where the cranial nerves originate.

How to measure the impact of the exercise?

  • Rotate your head and neck to the right and the left before and after the exercise.
  • Notice the increased range of movement and better flexibility of your spine.
  • Experience a heightened state of awareness

The Key Takeaway

This is the short clip of the Basic Exercise video for a better guide.

You can also buy the book- Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg for an in-depth understanding of the psychological and physical well-being by clicking here.

Every time you feel a little out of control in your life, try this simple and Powerful Vagus Nerve Exercise. You will feel the instant calm!


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prateem

Prateem is a Researcher and a Student of Psychology. He is an avid reader. He writes about life. He has devoted his life to understanding the nature of life and the working of the human mind. He shares his work and findings as blogs and articles in YoursHealthMate.

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