Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Utilizing the Sensory Bag
How to Use the Sensory Bag to Tune In & Ground
Essential oil: Remove the tincture lid and take 3 deep inhales and exhales of the oil, with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Notice how you feel and repeat as needed.
Grounding stone: Hold the stone in your dominant hand and take 3 deep cleansing breaths. Next hold the stone in your non-dominant hand and take 3 cleansing breaths. Notice how you feel and repeat as needed.
Tea: Brew yourself a warm cup of water and steep tea in a mug. When cooled off, touch the mug and notice the warm sensation. Next take 3 deep cleansing breaths and repeat as needed.
Other Favorite Techniques to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve
4 part box breath: Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for a count of 4 until your lungs are completely full. Hold the breath at the top for a count of 4 (lungs still full). Exhale for a count of 4, repeat 3 - 4 times.
Yawning: To trigger a deep yawn, do six or seven fake yawns and eventually a real yawn will emerge. Keep going, and by the 10th or 12th yawn, you might start to notice changes. Notice if you feel alert, relaxed, or present in your body