A powerful consciousness that plays a key role in the healing of our bodies, the highway to achieve deep level of consciousness and a perfect synergy of all the systems of the body.
The Vagus Nerve is highway that transports light through all our body via the energy centres (Kuekueyos for the ancient Mesoamericans) commonly known as the chakras.
This powerful nerve is the bridge between your physical body and the energetic body.
The Vagus Nerve the prime driving force of the parasympathetic nervous system.
The system that is responsible for rest, sleep and digestion.
As one of the few nerves that originates directly from the brain its journey begins from the Medulla.
It`s name (Vagus) comes after the Latin word for ‘Wandering’.
The Wanderer Nerve, being the longest nerve of your entire nervous system runs down the back of your neck, branching off to the left and right side of your body connecting all the vital organs of the body, especially the heart, digestive tract and lungs.
This means that the Vagus Nerve can slow down your heart rate, lower blood pressure and increase digestion.
This is another lost sacred connection we humans today have underestimated the power of the Vagus nerve to lower anxiety and reduce inflammation.
The main neurotransmitter used by the vagus nerve is acetylcholine (ACh) which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect in the body.
Controlling the inflammatory system is one of the most important functions of the Vagus nerve in the physical body..
Our ancestors knew about the Vagus nerve and its role in relaxation, the Brain/Heart connection and how it’s your gateway to a deeper spiritual knowing. They considered the Vagus nerve as the highway that transports light throughout your body and igniting your spiritual progression.
Ancient civilisations honoured this powerful gateway and knowledge leaving us all the clues as a map for us through ancient sculptures, scriptures, art and symbols.
They relied on the parasympathetic nervous system to strengthen the innate human nature to nurture bonds, procreate, and build survival-based cooperative and supportive communities.
When did it change when we started to rely more on the sympathetic nervous system?. It is due to our cultural conditioning that we focused on living in the “Fight and Flight” mode altering the homeostasis of our systems and the beginning to losing all the sacred connections that unified us to the all.
The famous symbol of “Caduceus” is now the the official insignia of medicine It has two snakes, intertwining to meet their heads at the top of the large staff, adorned on top by an Acorn.
Based on research done by scholars, the two snakes are the twin branches of the Vagus Nerve.
Activation of the vagus nerve brings the two branches of our nervous system into balance, inducing our relaxation response, slowing our breath, and regulating our heart rates.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is the way back to how our ancestors teachings to live a more balance life. Stimulating the Vagus nerve sends messages to your body that it's time to relax and de-stress, which leads to long-term improvements in mood, wellbeing and resilience.
The best way to activate the Vagus nerve is through heart-earth coherence breathing.
The movement of the body, face-to-face human connections, chantings, yoga and meditation are all ways of stimulating this system.
Good gut health is imperative for stimulating the Vagus nerve through consumption of good proven probiotics as well as powerful Omegas with high amount of DHA.
There are also powerful medicinal herbs that assist us in these journey to activate this powerful nerve:
Turmeric: activates the vagus nerve and promotes the release of ACh, which functions as an anti-inflammatory parasympathetic neurotransmitter through the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway
Tulsi: Aka Holy Basil whilst it brings mental clarity also relax the nervous system, allowing time for the restoration of the adrenal glands which have become exhausted by trauma, depression or anxiety.
Blue Lotus: Provides relief from different kinds of stress and anxiety. Promotes relaxation, a restful sleep and give a sense of euphoria.
Ashwagandha: A It is a restorative tonic to the nervous system that reduces cortisol production. calm the nervous system and help with sleep.
Passion flower: Relieve insomnia and anxiety. It boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain. The neurotransmitter that lowers brain activity, which may help you relax and sleep better.
Lemon Balm: Is well-known for its significant anti-anxiety and relaxation/stress reduction effects. Naturally increases your levels of the neurotransmitter GABA by inhibiting the enzyme GABA transaminase.
Green tea: Due to its high content of an amino acid L-theanine, stimulates the central nervous system increasing mental focus. Increases the dopamine and serotonin levels resulting in mood elevation and stress reduction
Tarragon: Reduce blood sugar, inflammation and pain, while improving sleep, appetite and heart healthkill parasites living in the intestines which can travel to the brain though the vagus nerve.