The Famous Vagus
Digestion, Emotion, Sleep & Wellbeing: the Vagal Connection
While in Washington DC this month I spent 4 days training with an Osteopath from the UK on the Enteric Nervous System, the 'famous vagus' and how emotional health and digestion are so intrinsically connected. "The vagus nerve has fibers that innervate virtually all of our internal organs. The management and processing of emotions happens via the vagal nerve between the heart, brain and gut, ..."www.upliftconnect.com
The gut has an agenda, a lot of power, and a mind of it's own. And that's before we even talk about the microbiome! In Craniosacral Biodynamics, the clinician attunes through touch and deep listening to the communication along the vagus nerve pathways,motility and the connection to the brain (Cranial Nerve 10 for the anatomy junkies out there).