The Power of How: A journal about The Alexander Technique and Movement

FREE BREATHING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: THE VAGUS NERVE

Ever have one of those days when you feel tight, stiff, sore…and none of your usual warm ups work to get you loose and easy?

Or your body is maxed out from the day before, and you don’t have the time to really warm up before you start teaching or rehearsing?

If this is you, let me introduce you to the vagus nerve, your friend! It’s the 10th nerve to emerge from your brain right near your ears, and has two branches that run down either side of your neck, wrapping delicately around the heart, trachea, diaphragm, stomach, and on down into your belly. It’s long, wandering, branching… a river of nerves that flows deep into all your organ systems. It also innervates a small area of skin right inside your ear canal, so you can gently stimulate it with touch.

This one nerve can help re-set your heartbeat and breathing rate, allowing your diaphragm to make it’s fullest, easiest excursion, which in turn releases the ribs, chest, and back, “un-stiffening” you from the inside out. Want to give it a try? Watch this month’s video here.

This video is only one part of my foolproof warmup sequence that I’ll be sharing in a workshop on June 10. Go here for more information.

Lots of love,

Clare

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