Vagus Nerve Qigong Exercises for Emotional Regulation
1. SHAKE THE TREE
2. PALMS MASSAGE at HEART
3. SWIMMING DRAGON
Shake the Tree - Releases sympathetic activation, that feeling of anxiety or anger, the need to fight or flee which will bring you into ventral vagus activation and a feeling of resilience, connection and safety.
Palms Massage at Heart - Rotate Palms at heart. When we are feeling emotionally regulated we feel safe to connect within, with our pets, with people, nature and in harmony with spirit.
Swimming Dragon - Place hands in prayer position. Push Hands one way and rotate head the other way. The vagus nerve travels through the neck. Healthy vagal tone means better emotional regulation.
* Remember, the most important thing for vagus nerve function is safe connection. HUGS!
belonging helps you to feel safe and secure. When you are connected, you are calmer and more positive