I have a NEW one totally ingenious – if I say it myself! – Guided connection for all of you and focuses on the vagus nerve and also the mobility of the neck (cervical vertebrae).
The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve that extends to the abdomen. As you can see from this diagram, it innervates the main organs, including the intestines. An underactive vagus nerve can affect bowel motility. A study of brain and gut interactions in IBS found the following:
“The vagus nerve and its branches create an important connection between the brain and the intestine and convey both afferent and efferent information. These networks play a critical role in the normal regulation and homeostasis of the GI tract. “
This 15-minute guided exercise is designed to increase mobility and blood flow to the neck and improve the tone of the vagus nerve. Don’t be surprised if it puts you in a state of calm openness and reduces anxiety.
“I found the guided meditation very helpful and relaxing. I have been doing it just before bed for the past three nights and have found it very helpful in relaxing and relieving my anxiety and overactive mind which often struggled with insomnia and made my IBD symptoms worse. “- RG
It’s a combination of simple, gentle exercises (done while lying down) that reposition the first two cervical vertebrae that are misaligning the vagal dysfunction. And was originally developed by craniosacral therapist Stanley Rosenberg, author of Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve.
I have combined some of Rosenberg’s original exercises with additional elements taken from my own practice of Yoga and Feldenkrais. When we regulate the vagus nerve, it can induce deep relaxation, improve sleep, and improve recovery from injury and trauma.
“I often have neck pain and the occasional headache that appears to be related to the base of the skull. I’ve only been doing the exercise for about two weeks. I notice that my neck feels better in the area of my atlas and my axis! I do the exercise in the evening before bed. The last couple of times I’ve started dozing or losing focus when I look to the side with my eyes. I will continue this exercise and make it a part of my daily routine. “- DT
>> CLICK HERE for details and to hear an example of this guided connection.
“OMG – I just remember waking up in the early hours of the morning and taking off my headphones, turning around and falling asleep immediately. I haven’t slept so well in years, almost like I was the only person in the world. No racing thoughts, no worrying about what to do the next day, I put you on my headphones and I think maybe 20 minutes in – I was out … ”- IG
“When I did the guided meditation for the first time, I was surprised that after about 5 minutes of recording my body signaled to me that I was relaxing and working with my vagus nerve. I began to yawn and relax, and I was delighted with the steps so simple that meditation prompts you to lead to such apparently effective physical results. For the first time in ages, I felt my body and mind unwind. A very handy tool to help an overwhelmed body recover and heal from chronic health problems, and also for anyone dealing with anxiety and its physical and mental manifestations. “- RC
“So I did the vagus throat release and I have to say it was amazing. In the first few minutes after lying down, I felt relaxed and calm. I felt at peace throughout the guided meditation and I would definitely recommend it to everyone. “- AE
“I really enjoyed my experience with Jini’s vagus nerve and throat release. I felt a decrease in my anxiety, and I felt a tingling sensation in my legs as it began to resolve. I loved Jini’s pace, it wasn’t too fast or too slow. It was very relaxing. And I can only recommend it! Especially to relieve anxiety! “- LL
“I did the exercise and now I feel very grounded. It was a really nice exercise to get the nervous system to calm down – and most importantly, to think about thanking my body. My body is so wonderful, I am strong, I can still go long hikes and ride my horse and take care of my family and my house. I am working to heal my gut. Calming down and thanking my body seems like a great way to heal. Thank you for this exercise. I love it and I will often! “- TN
Jini Patel Thompson is an internationally recognized expert in natural digestive disease healing. She healed herself from widespread Crohn’s disease and has been drug and surgery free for over 20 years. Jini has appeared on numerous podcast, television and radio shows in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, giving people hope and vision on how to cure their Colitis, Crohns, Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in all natural methods. Her books on natural digestive disease cures have been sold in over 80 countries around the world.