THE STILLNESS STATE: VENTRAL VAGAL + DORSAL VAGAL

Stillness is beneficial for overall well-being by facilitating optimal mental clarity & physical recovery.

CO-CEO, NEUROFIT
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OCT 4, 2023
STILLNESS: VENTRAL VAGAL & DORSAL VAGAL
The Stillness state is a blend of the Ventral Vagal and Dorsal Vagal responses. This state is characterized by a sense of calm and ease. The body is in a state of rest and the mind is clear and focused. This state is beneficial for overall well-being as it allows the body to heal and repair itself.
STILLNESS: THE SAFETY & BALANCE OF VENTRAL VAGAL
The Ventral Vagal state is characterized by a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure. This state is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system and is responsible for the "rest and digest" response. When the body is in a state of rest, it is able to heal and repair itself.
STILLNESS: BUILDING RESISTANCE TO DORSAL VAGAL
Stillness also builds resistance to the Dorsal Vagal response because it strengthens the connection between the mind and body, ensuring that we only go into a shutdown state in extreme circumstances. The Dorsal Vagal response is characterized by a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure, as well as a shutdown of the digestive and immune systems, so it's best experienced only in short bursts.
FACILITATING BALANCE, CLARITY & CREATIVITY
When we are able to remain in a state of Stillness, we are better able to cope with stress and manage our emotions. This state of mind-body connection is also associated with increased creativity and productivity. So, if you're looking to improve your overall well-being, consider incorporating some Stillness into your daily routine.
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