What Is The Vagus Nerve? | The Art Of Living


Science has acknowledged
a mind-body connect as early as 1872. The Orient has had the knowledge of this
important connect for thousands of years, and has succeeded in developing some powerful techniques
to help modulate the mind through the body and vice versa. The human body is a miracle in action. The human nervous system is made of
more than a hundred billion nerve cells The nervous system release information
from the brain to the body and back. One of the most important command central for bi-directional
communication between the brain and body is the Vagus Nerve. A nerve probably 99% of the population
never heard of nor have a clue of its location. So what is the Vagus Nerve? Vega in Latin means to wander. This nerve wanders around the body impacting major organs. This being the longest cranial nerve,
it controls all involuntary body processes, such as breathing, speech, swallowing,
heartbeat, blood pressure, hearing, taste, circulation, digestion and gut health. It also controls bladder movement, orgasms & fertility. A healthy Vagus nerve allows us to access
the parts of the brain responsible for creativity, higher cognition and complex decision-making. In the absence of a healthy Vagus Nerve we only end up having
access to parts of our brain that control primal instincts, like fear and fight-or-flight response. Hence a healthy Vagus Nerve is essential
for leadership and decision-making. The functioning of the Vagus Nerve can be
impaired by stress, anxiety, poor lifestyle, smoking, drinking alcohol and overworking,
lack of exercise, proper nutrition and sleep. When the Vagus Nerve is not able
to perform to the best of its ability, the body and mind become
susceptible to a range of diseases, like depression, anxiety, obesity,
cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, diabetes, digestive disorders, chronic inflammation,
kidney malfunction, infertility and even Parkinson’s. Doctors have started stimulating the Vagus Nerve with
electric impulses from a device that increases its activity, to help with diseases like depression. However there are natural ways to stimulate
the Vagus Nerve as well, such as: Breathing, pranayama and meditation, exercise, yoga,
omega-3 and probiotic rich diet, singing and chanting, splashing cold water, laughing, hugging, massages. One of the most effective ways of Vagus
Nerve stimulation is through Breath. A powerful breathing technique that has positively
impacted millions of people around the world, it is the Sudarshan Kriya yoga, taught by the Art of Living Foundation. When one undergoes Sudarshan Kriya yoga
the breathing and heart rate slows down, the Vagus Nerve then gathers a signal
from multiple organs from the body, notes that things must be calm and restful,
it then passes on this message to the brain, which nine times out of ten will listen
and then allow us to relax rest and digest. Regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya activates the Vagus Nerve, and has shown to have relieved depression
in over 67% of a studies participants decreased the release of the stress hormone cortisol by 56%, and reduced anxiety in 71% of people. It improves deep sleep and
hormones that contribute to well-being. Due to the activation of the Vagus Nerve, one experiences
tremendous benefits after Sudarshan Kriya yoga, like: Stress Resilience, Improved Immunity Happiness Creativity Stronger Relationships and ability to handle situations. The Vagus Nerve remains one of the
most well kept secrets of the human body Love and Empathy Sense of Connectedness Intuition mental and physical well-being
all become integral parts of life, when you keep the Vagus Nerve nurtured and activated If you like this video, don’t forget to click the like button, comment and share 🙂 Subscribe to this channel for more

64 comments

  • Anuradha M Agrawal

    Useful information ,
    And very clear why everyone has to learn and practice sudarshan kriya breathing technique

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  • Anita Singh

    ????????

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  • Rao Gosavi

    I am passing through a parkings ( vibration of hand) please help me

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  • Himanshu

    @

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  • Vinod Shankarappa

    I have been practicing Sudarshan Kriya Yoga or SKY for the last 10 years and was able to relate to the numerous benefits mentioned in this video.
    Finally, those who have been sitting on the edge and wondering whether to learn Sudarshan Kriya or not can take the last step to learn it.

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  • Jim Larsen

    The anatomy of the vagus nerve is actually a pair of nerves coming from the base of the skull on either side of the spine and then it has many branches going to the organs. It is not one nerve running down the length of the spine. The procedure of using electrical stimulation of the vagus has shown benefit for depression, but this signal is sent to the brain, not the heart as shown in the video. Sudarshan Kriya does much more than just cause vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). If VNS was responsible for all the benefits we see with Sudarshan kriya then all those benefits would be seen from other forms of VNS. When explaining science or medicine, accuracy is important for credibility. There is no doubt of the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya for those who have done it, and the vagus nerve plays a role in how the body responds to Sudarshan Kriya, but for those who haven't experienced the practice, they can be suspicious of the claims when basic science is misrepresented.

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  • Art Of Living Ara

    This is amazing !

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  • heyusumit

    Easy to understand 🙂 Clear and crisp.

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  • Jaiyam Sharma

    This helped me understand why I feel better and healthier after practicing SKY. Thank you for sharing!

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  • RAJ BC

    Thankyou, this sudarsankriya awakes our kundalini energy?

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  • Paramjeet Singh

    That's why everyone should do sudarshan kriya daily . Because its a all in one exercise to stay happy and motivated.

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  • Mark Reilly

    thank you! excellent. "relived" should be spelled "relieved"

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  • Nivedita Tiwari

    So true.. Sudarshan kriya can change your life, way of thinking, handling problems, the feeling u get when u were a child

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  • Stoan Maslev

    beautiful and well made informational video.

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  • Angela Hall

    This should be taught from childhood!

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  • Neema Kamdar

    Love, happiness, breathing are not only connected but it's all so scientific! This video proves it so well.. Sudarshan Kriya is a blessing for humanity.

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  • Manoj Shukla

    nice knowledge

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  • Combat King 0

    Fun "fact": An even lesser known nerve is the Las Vegas Nerve, which is stimulated by gambling.

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  • Sai Subhash

    I'm having problems with my vagus nerve and it's making my life hell. And mine it seems is out if reach to rectify using traditional means and need medication.

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  • Matt Enriquez

    Wagus nurve

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  • Sakshi yadav

    Superb

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  • Care Fair

    Sudarshan Kriya is bad for health and if u r promoting it ..then u are created by a demon ..u r a walking demon on earth ..so demonised ..u can’t even make out it’s a crap technique ..
    Have u seen the weight of Bharat veg and all his senior teachers ..how come no one else teaching normal pranyamaHAS IT ..WHEN U GIVE MOTHER EARTH BAD VIBES THEN U HAVE THIS WEIGHT ..

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  • Care Fair

    And there is so much material on the vagus nerve ..these art of living to sell something like Mac Donald’s will mug up one para and sell it ..so that they can get fame ..anyways all u aol lovers tHe Devi is creating a place called worse tHan hell for u. .enjoy it ..iCant say I will meet u there cos I’m not going there ..

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  • menonsaab

    Very insightful and illustrative video… Thank you… A small correction if I may… 3:33mins into the video, "Relieved Depression" is misspelt as "Relived Depression"… Only a letter missed… ??

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  • Spirit Miracle

    ?

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  • Sun Dance

    Parasymthaphetic is rest and relax. Has to do with sensory, I reckon

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  • wisdom

    Biblically the vagus nerves is a representation of Peter

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  • Todd Olsen

    Awesome!

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  • Lucky Lex

    I damaged mine when I broke my neck in a motorcycle crash, I have crazy issues now lol. My heart rate drops to the 30's, hovers around 47-53 normally. It sometimes also spikes to 189 for no reason. I legit thought I was dying until a cardiologist figured it out.

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  • single mommy

    Any treatment to overcome Shy bladder syndrome

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  • Tineke Williams

    Never heard of it. Was looking for a cure for my vertigo hahaha! But this is very interesting! I sing every day and in a choir, got a mad friend that I laugh with, but this darn vertigo is messing with my mind and body! Help!

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  • Abcdefg

    Va, not Wa

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  • Yogi Cass

    The Vagues Nerve is connected & runs through the 7 Chakras which is the 7 small glands that attached to 6 organs. Also known as the Endocrine System. Pituitary & Pineal (3rd eye) in the Brain, Thyroid in the Throat Thymus on the Heart, Solar Plexus on Pancreas, the Sacral Chakra connected to the Sexually Organs & the Adrenal Gland attached to the Kidney organs. This is known in ancient culture long ago as the main current from gut to brain.

    Cold showers stimulate the Nerve, best in morning, hot showers at night. They are also stimulated through music, food, yoga, meditation It's essential that we sit feet parallel to hips when eliminating waste aka shitting. Digestive system must be completely straight to fully eliminate waste or it will build up over time. 10-20 years can give you lbs/kgs of waste.

    Anyways, that's why it's good to have this intelligent connection to live more vibrantly. Singing is also one of the most powerful ways of cleansing, purifying & liberating ourselves from the world things. Hope this helped, bless up

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  • Paola GCh

    Action needed approve Spanish subtitles translation submitted: Dear team I am an Art of Living volunteer in Costa Rica, please review a submission of Spanish subtitles, I checked it with Emma our AOL Costa Rica lead instructor! Thanks so much, Paola

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  • Yassine Diez

    Wim Hoff send me here

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  • Peter Carey

    i m leaving

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  • Sanjay Das

    JGD

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  • Ravi Kumar

    Very high back sound distracting the speech.
    Hence to avoid background noise music.

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  • SavageArfad

    Weigh ghus nurv.

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  • Annette Tom

    No wonder I got parkinsons disease. I ticked a big yes to everything bad

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  • Maggie Westhaver

    Please remove the loud and irritating background noise pollution

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  • Sanjay Das

    JGD

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  • magic

    What a primitive presentation

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  • Jahn Warner Laster VM

    a healty waygus nerve 🙂

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  • moonshineonme75013

    BRAVO! BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION BRAVO!

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  • Ian Shouler

    O”

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  • Rosa Frederiksen

    my vagus verve is fried

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  • POOJA SONTAKKE

    Very deep knowledge..

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  • Making Art As Life

    Thank you ? for sharing this very precious ? information ?

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  • Lori Owens

    Vagus nerve is your tenth cranial nerve controls your vitals

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  • Lori Owens

    I learned this is honors physiology in high school. Learned about this and a bit about dissection. My extra credit question was: what is a decubital ulcer: bed sore.

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  • George Carlos

    Regular practice of that what krya? You do realize you're speaking with a heavy accent at high speed…

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  • Aalka Ji

    Nice knowledge

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  • Jenette Merlini

    "Wisa wersa" "Wagus Nerve" ??

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  • Michael Viola

    The female voice is annoying

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  • Earl Barnes

    I always thought the Vegas nerve served to break down food in the stomach….I suffer from gastroparesis and sometime it can last up to a month of nonstop vomiting and nausea and pain In the sternum area.

    Gastroparesis feels like food poisoning x 10 or being in drug withdrawal as the sternest pain, and Muscles hurt” due to Diabetic,neuropathy.
    Not to mention the medical I’m on due to ptsd , bi polar with Psychotic episodes

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  • Crow

    What have you done with the voice? There's a strange effect on it.

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  • Nick Victor

    It is not pronounced Wagus!

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  • loretta wilson

    Thank you for posting this information….so many people don't know about the Vagus nerve..and what it does….

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  • Uma Rajk

    Jay gurudev ??

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  • Herminigildo Jakosalem

    Accent does not work for me.

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  • Novmbr Nostra

    The way you say "vagus" is so cute! @ [email protected]

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  • Novmbr Nostra

    You forgot to mention 2:30 sexytime ^ .^

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  • tickyul

    Waygus-neeev!?!??!??!?!?!?!

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