Vagus Nerve Yoga for Sleep

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Vagus Nerve Yoga for Sleep

 

By Alicia Maher, MD

One issue that can make sleep so difficult is that of sympathetic nervous system activation. The sympathetic nervous system tells us to fight, flight or freeze. Obviously helpful when you need it, but we rarely do. And being in this sympathetic state makes it harder for us to engage in the parasympathetic side of the nervous system that controls the activities of resting and digesting. This explains why you might have trouble sleeping and relaxing, and ...

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Heart Love

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Heart Love

 

By. Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

You don’t have to look far to find ways in which we can take better care of our hearts by improving our daily eating and exercising habits. From heart healthy foods to high intensity interval training, ways to improve heart health seems endless. As a physical therapist, it’s easy to point out what types of exercises should be part of your weekly routine. But as an integrative physical therapist, I’d like to go one ...

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

by Olivia Barry, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Ideally, in just eight hours following a meal, we absorb the good nutrients and get rid of the remaining waste matter through the colon. Often these processes take much longer than eight hours, which runs our guts into trouble. Imagine perishable food that sits on the counter on a warm day. After eight hours, it’s rotten. Same in our warm bellies. In fact, when the plumbing gets clogged down yonder, a sort of ...

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