Mental Health

Chumki Sinha


Shyft Yoga Trainer

March 30

Stimulate your Vagus Nerve

Your vagus nerve plays a part in controlling involuntary sensory and motor functions like your heart rate, speech, mood and urine output. It helps your body switch back and forth between your flight-or-fight response and your parasympathetic mode, where you’re more relaxed. But your vagus nerve can lose its ability to switch back to your parasympathetic mode due to factors like stress or age. Known has vagal dysfunction, it can put you at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression and anxiety. Here are some ways to stimulate your vagus nerve :

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