MEDITATION SAMPLE CLIP
Vagus Nerve & Neck Release is a combination of simple, gentle exercises (done lying down) that re-position the first two cervical vertebrae, which mis-align with vagal dysfunction and was developed by craniosacral therapist, Stanley Rosenberg, author of Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve.
Jini Patel Thompson has combined Rosenberg's original exercises with additional elements drawn from yoga and Feldenkrais.
“I really enjoyed my experience with the vagus nerve and neck release by Jini. I felt a decrease in my anxiety and I felt a tingling in my legs when it began releasing. I loved Jini’s pace, it wasn’t too fast or too slow. It was very relaxing. And I would highly recommend it! Especially to relieve anxiety!” - L.L
When we regulate the vagus nerve it can initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and improve recovery from injury and trauma.
Digital MP3 Download - 15 minutes
There is a short musical intro, then no music during the guided meditation/exercise, and 1 minute of relaxing music at the end.
The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve that extends all the way to the abdomen. As you can see from this diagram, it innervates the major organs, including the gut. An underactive vagus nerve can interfere with gut motility. A study on Brain and Gut Interactions in IBS found that:
"The vagus nerve and its branches provide an important connection between the brain and the gut and convey both afferent and efferent information. These networks play a crucial role in the normal regulation and homeostasis of the GI tract."
NOTE: In the audio when Jini says, "tilt your ear to your shoulder" in case that's confusing, you may think of it as: Gently bend your neck to your shoulder as if to touch your ear to your shoulder, just as far as it feels comfortable - just as you see Jini doing in the picture here.
Warning: Do not play this guided connection while driving, or doing anything other than lying down.
Guided Connection: ©2021 Jini Patel Thompson. All Rights Reserved.
Original music: ©2021 Alannah Lori. All Rights Reserved.