The Vagus Nerve is like a radar system, detecting safety within our environments and relationships.
Trauma, stress and many other factors can impact how our vagus nerve functions in our daily life.
If we understand how this nerve works, we can utilize it to better manage stress, deepen our connections in relationships and create a greater sense of safety in our life.
The Vagus Twist is one way to help the nervous system ground and orient to the present moment.
Combining this twist with a body scan and some deep breathing can help to calm the nervous system and complete the stress cycle.
You can practice this tool before you start a meeting, open your computer, pick up the kids from school, make a phone call, etc.
This will slowly but surely begin to shift our levels of awareness and response to stressors.
A drop in the bucket, continued over time, can make a big difference. If you enjoyed this practice, join me for more trauma-informed tips, tools and trainings!
May we all love the life we live…