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NursewitchieUK



Joined: 03 Jan 2020
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Location: Newlyn, Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:47 am    Post subject: Vagus Nerve Reply with quote

Have been studying the vagus nerve for both my yin practice and some work I am doing in my ‘day job’ as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner trying to reduce opioid use in chronic pain management. I know that breathing, particularly coherent and brahmari breathing are good for vagal tone and already teach them in my classes, now am thinking about putting together a short yin programme for chronic pain sufferers to help stimulate vagal tone, ease pain and start to reduce opioid use. Any suggestions or signposts to resources would be most welcome. Stay safe everyone, we’re in this together
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Bernie



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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:30 am    Post subject: The Vagus nerve and Yin Yoga Reply with quote

There are a few older threads that mention the vagus nerve and some uncomfortable sensations while in yoga postures. You may find these of some interest: here and here. Also, this article discusses a bit about how our breath during practice can affect the vagus nerve.

You probably already know of the pioneering work of Stephen Porges in this area, but for anyone else who has not heard of him, here is a link to his research on his website www.stephenporges.com/. Really worth reading for anyone wanting to learn about the vagus nerve. Finally, to learn how to "hack" your vagus nerve (which in this context means to increase health) read 6 Ways to Hack your Vagus Nerve .

Good luck!
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NursewitchieUK



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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:52 am    Post subject: Vagus Nerve Reply with quote

Thanks Bernie
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