Mind-body connection Part 6 - The vagus nerve

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In this 6th and final installment of the mind-body connection series, I'm talking about the wandering vagus nerve.
There is a lot to say about this nerve, and I focused on the polyvagal theory, and polyvagal ladder, its role in the stress response, regulation of emotion and the way we communicate and socialise with others.
~ 5mins: Anatomy and biology
~ 8mins: The 2 branches
~ 9mins: The polyvagal ladder
~ 10mins: The stress response
~ 12mins: Emotions and the vagus nerve
~ 15mins: Vagus nerve and optimum state for health
~ 16mins: Social engagement
~ 18mins: Breathing for vagus nerve stimulation

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