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Vagus Nerve

Thrive, Turn on Your "Buddha Nerve"

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Your Buddha Nerve, better known as the vagus, is your body's built-in mechanism for thriving and for maintaining good health. So how do you turn it on?

Compassion, Music, Laughter: The Tree of Life and the Ripple Effect

Lisa Staprans | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Staprans

Compassion. Music. Laughter. I felt these experiences while sitting a few feet away and listening to Arianna's story during a recent conference in NY...

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

The Calm Brain: The Neurology of Stress and Calm or 'How to Relax Without Drugs'

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Tapping into the vagus nerve helps us achieve both brain and body health, which is the right balance between relaxation and stress. But how do we tap into the vagus and increase its activity?

Are We Wired For Feelings Of Elevation?

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

The mere act of witnessing character, virtue, beauty, and truth tickles our vagus nerve, which stimulates oxytocin production and evokes in us the desire to be better people living better lives.

Enlightened Sex: Movement For Freeing Orgasm

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Researchers from the University of the West of Scotland conducted a study on the correlation between the way women walk and whether or not they are vaginally orgasmic.