Extended Practice — The deep nerves of rest and restoration

By Roxlyn Moret

In this meditation you’ll bring awareness to the tissue targeted by the parasympathetic nerves. These nerves regulate and balance the essential processes of life, breathing, digestion, circulation and sleep.


Further Reading

Cohen, B. B. (1993) Sensing, feeling, and action: The experiential anatomy of Body-Mind Centering. Northampton, MA: Contact Editions.

Porges, S. W. (2001) ‘The polyvagal theory: phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system’, Int J Psychophysiol, 42(2), pp. 123-46.

Tortora, G. J. and Anagnostakos, N. P. (1981) Tortora’s Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Third Edition edn. New York: Harper and Row.