Tone the Vagus Nerve

Tone The Vagus Nerve - Woman Sitting Meditating On Sand at the shore of the lake.

Toning up your vagus nerve can have significant mental health benefits.  The vagus nerve is linked to your parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) which is your rest and digest system, so it’s relaxes the body, inhibiting slow or high energy functions.  The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the body and extends it’s reach from the back of your neck all the way down your body and connects your brain with the heart, lung and gut.  ‘Toning’ represents the activity of your vagus nerve. The more active means that your body can relax faster after stress such as coping with anxiety, stress or anger. Stimulating the vagus nerve and increasing vagal tone has been shown to help treat a wide variety of brain and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, migraines, fibromyalgia, poor memory, anger, trauma, severe mental diseases and chronc fatigue syndrome to name a few.

Here are some tips on how to one your vagus nerve:

  • Cold Exposure  – exposing yourself to cold daily such as taking a cold shower every day.
  • Diaphragmatic breathing – learning to breathe using your diaphragm is another simple and highly effective way to reduce anxiety and tone the vagus nerve.
  • OM’s – The vagus nerve is linked to your vocal cords so practising your Oms daily will benefit your spiritual self and tone your vagus nerve too.
  • Gut Health – Research can now demonstrate that improved gut health equals improved brain functioning.  A good probiotic will promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune systems.
  • Meditation  – the practice of meditation can reduce the stress response activity in our bodies and increases toning of the vagus nerve.

Exercise – Exercise. It’s a given that any form of regular exercise will have significant mental and physical benefits. The fact that it also helps tone the vagus nerve is now another bonus.  So starting walking, running or lifting weights to feel the benefits.

Aisling Kinghan
Aisling Kinghan
2020-10-08
Anne is amazing, TRTP has changed my entire outlook on life, how I interact with people, and what I’m doing. In the few months since TRTP my life has honestly changed so much for the better, it’s beyond what I could have ever imagined. My friends and family are also noticing it! And amazingly, every day gets better. Thank you so much Anne!
Daniel Rodgers
Daniel Rodgers
2020-07-07
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Rick Saunders
Rick Saunders
2020-07-07
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Poki Samuels
Poki Samuels
2020-03-31
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Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson
2019-09-18
TRTP has completely changed the way I think about myself and the world around me. The changes have been extraordinary in such a short space of time. I suddenly find myself walking forward with a new set of positive core beliefs which others are noticing on a daily basis Anne supported me through the process with expertise, compassion and patience. TRTP really does offer you a new launch pad from which to embark on a new journey. I’m so grateful for having this opportunity to do this work with Anne
Daniela J
Daniela J
2019-06-14
I had been struggling with life and reliving my trauma for over 20 years, I tried everything and nothing worked. Finally I was referred to Anne, who took me through The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as that is the process that helped shift the past and get you to a better place.  Words cannot express how she turned my life completely around. For once, I am actually excited about life, I am actually thinking about my future. I feel like my life has been reset, I have a second chance and I am developing my life the way I want it to be, rather than the influences I was brought up with. Anne, I am indebted to you, thank you so much.
Housam Ahmad
Housam Ahmad
2019-04-04
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Anna Anasa
Anna Anasa
2019-03-23
Completing The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) with Anne has helped me profoundly. I feel free and less anxious around matters that used to overwhelm me, and my day-to-day experience is calmer and much less reactive. I can't thank Anne enough for this life-enhancing process!
Jess Taylor
Jess Taylor
2019-03-22
Anne took me through the step by step process of TRTP. It has completely resolved all my traumatic experiences that I haven’t been able to do by just talking to a professional . It’s a very powerful therapy that has changed my life . I can now be the happy positive person that I’m meant to be 😊😊