The Vagus Nerve: Why it’s a Key to Regulation

The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves in your body. Not only is it vital to regulation, but it plays a role in immunity and helps the body recover faster from damage. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to stimulate this nerve and help keep it (and your body) working as optimally as possible.

1:23 Lisa invites everyone to take a deep breath

3:22 What is the vagus nerve and why is it key to regulation?

4:00 The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your system

5:50 What is a strong vagal tone?

7:21 The relationship between your vagus nerve and your immune system

9:40 What is the neurotransmitter related to the vagus nerve? And why is it important to breathing?

12:49 A stronger vagus response translates to a faster recovery from illness and injury

13:40 The vagus nerve is tied strongly to your gut

15:50 The Goldilocks Principle

19:00 What are some specific ways you can stimulate your vagus nerve?

21:33 How does this look in the playroom?

24:00 How do we do regulated breathing?