In honor of February being American Heart Month, the ChayaVeda team has decided to create a series investigating new studies on the heart, or associated tissues, and complimentary Ayurvedic theory and practices.
For many years there have been a common belief that Eastern and Western medicine practices are separate entities, that do not overlap, or relate to one another. However, with emerging research and studies, it is coming to light that not only are they related, but they also have a symbiotic relationship where one affects the other.
Firstly, not only does the vagus nerve innervate the heart, but it also serves as a regulator for both the respiratory and digestive systems. In the digestive system, afferent vagus branches send information concerning “appetite, stress, food intake, and food composition” via the gut-brain link to the brain. Once the information is processed, the efferent vagus nerve branches signal, either directly or indirectly, other organs and tissues to maintain the gut homeostasis, inflammation, and other processes that directly affect an individual’s immune system.
Chaya delves into Vata Dosha and the sub-doshas of vata in both the Marma Chikitsa and Sinus/SANS modules of the Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Program, as well as her Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Yoga Immersion, since it is a foundational component of both Yoga and Ayurvedic Treatment.
Research Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0975947619300920.
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