Question 20 – Breath & Pain:

  • Breathing at a rate of less than ten breaths per minute (six is optimal) will ______ your vagus nerve.

Question 19 – Breath & Pain:

  • Your muscles increase tension when you inhale, decrease tension when you exhale, and are the most relaxed when you _______ .

Question 18 – Breath & Pain:

  • You can directly control _______ __________ function through diaphragmatic 3-dimensional breathing.

Question 17 – Breath & Pain:

  • _____ vagal tone is associated with chronic inflammation.

Question 16 – Breath & Pain:

  • The bigger difference in heart rate when breathing in vs breathing out, the higher your _______ .

Question 15 – Breath & Pain:

  • When you breathe in your heart beats _______  and when you breathe out your heart _______  .

Question 14 – Breath & Pain:

  • 80-90% of the nerve fibers in your vagus nerve are dedicated to communicating the state of your viscera to your _______ .

Question 13 – Breath & Pain:

  • Your vagus nerve modulates the _______   response based on whether it detects pathogenic vs beneficial bacteria in your gut.

Question 12 – Breath & Pain:

  • The vagus nerve connects to glands that influence digestion, metabolism, and the _______  response.

Question 11 – Breath & Pain:

  • An exhale boosts parasympathetic function, _______  stress regulation, and _______   vagal tone.