How to Reset Your Vagus Nerve

11 scientifically proven methods that boost health & happiness, promote healing, aid relaxation, and create mental clarity.

Andy Murphy


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The vagus nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system which serves many functions.

It is better known for helping us rest and digest which it does by slowing and stabilising a resting heart rate, slowing and stabilising the breath, promoting digestion, improving recovery and healing times, producing saliva, helping to release endorphins and hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin & serotonin, and boosting the immune, digestive, and cardiovascular systems.

The vagus nerve also delivers information from the gut to the brain, communicates with the diaphragm, sends anti-inflammatory signals to other parts of the body, and can be found behind the tongue, in the throat, neck, heart, lungs, abdomen, and brainstem.

The name “vagus” comes from the Latin term for “wandering.” So, this shows its adventurous nature.

Here are 11 scientifically proven methods that boost health & happiness and reset the vagus never.

1. Stretch

“Yoga stimulates different nerves in your body, especially the vagus nerve that carries…