Week 1 focuses on measuring & engaging the Afferent Nervous System through embodiment practices.
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UPDATED MAY 17, 2023
EMBODIMENT & AFFERENT NERVES
Week 1 focuses on embodiment practices that engage the Afferent Nervous System - the 80% of the nervous system that carries signals from the body towards the brain. This is the same reason our BALANCE sessions are so effective - the average 5-minute Session (2 exercises) resolves reported dysregulation in over 96% of training sessions.
EXERCISE, SOCIAL PLAY, & STILLNESS
Exercise is excellent for engaging, discharging and re-balancing the Sympathetic Nervous System - building resistance to stress, anxiety, and the fight-or-flight response in the process. NeuroFit members who prioritize exercise report 22% higher HRV and 11% more balanced check-ins.
Social Play engages and re-balances the Social Nervous System - responsible for the sense of balance, peace, and safety we feel around others. We are fundamentally social beings, and part of the nervous system can only be balanced through interaction with others. Members who prioritize play report 26% more balanced check-ins.
Stillness engages the Enteric Nervous System - the network of neurons in our lower organs and digestive system. The Enteric Nervous System is responsible for regulating the production of serotonin - a major mood-stabilization neurotransmitter. As a result, Stillness builds resistance to feelings of dissociation, overwhelm and shutdown that often accumulate as a result of disconnection from the body. Members who prioritize stillness report 27% more balanced check-ins and 5% higher HRV.
MEASURING RESULTS: CHECK-INS & HRV
NeuroFit measures results in 2 ways - subjective self check-ins and biometric HRV measurements. We have found that these two types of data are far more accurate and useful when combined. This approach helps pinpoint what habits and life aspects are most influential and nourishing for your nervous system.
These self check-ins double as an exercise in Interoception - the practice of bringing awareness of the nervous system's responses to different inputs and life aspects. By developing greater Interoception during Week 1, nervous system balance is also reinforced.
The nervous system is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves. The nervous system controls many of the body's involuntary activities, including movement, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, stress response, and digestion.
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