Simple tip to switch on the rest and digest response of the nervous system: humming 🎶
Humming stimulates the vagus nerve ⤵️
✨is the 10th cranial nerve
✨is the longest nerve of the autonomic NS
✨supplies nerves to the heart, lungs and digestive tract
✨is the main driver of the parasympathetic NS
When the vagus nerve is stimulated, the parasympathetic response of the nervous system kicks in—the mind and the body are relaxed 😌 , digestion is active.
With so many stressors in our lives, it’s valuable to know how to keep your nervous system in balance ⚖️
Balanced NS means better overall health 💪
Next time you’re waiting in line at the grocery store 🛒, or the post office 🏤, or in front of your computer 💻, start humming.
Stay healthy, stay happy.