The Vagus Nerve, Emotions and the Difficulty with Mindfulness Practices

This article posted by Tracy A. Andrews, MSOM, LAC ⋅ 18 August 2011 on the “Healing from the Freeze” blog explores the vagus nerve and the importance of the visceral-emotional relationship after a traumatic event. It highlights the capacity for overwhelm that meditation and mindfulness practices can induce if someone is lacking the tools/practices, like yoga, to remain embodied.