My back is always tight!
These headaches keep plaguing me!
Your vagus nerve is often at the root of your chronically tight muscles, which can lead to feeling tight, pain, stiffness and other things like headaches. This chronic tension can be anywhere in your body, but most commonly it’s in the back, neck, shoulder or hips. If you free that tension, then you’ll feel much more relaxed. Blood flow will improve to your arms, hands, legs and feet, which will further help you feel good in your own skin and reduce or eliminate the symptoms of headaches.
Since I first posted in June 2022 about a simple exercise to re-balance the vagus nerve, I’ve been experimenting. I also have discovered a new technique for targeting muscle “knots”, which I will post about in the future.
Today’s video isn’t simply a re-post of the 2022 post on the vagus nerve. It’s a better explanation of why you have chronic muscle tension and how to release it on your own.
While this video is longer than most I post here, you don’t need to watch the whole thing, though I hope you do as there is a lot of good stuff in it. If you’re already familiar with the vagus nerve and simply want to learn the exercise, you can skip to minute marker 4:23.