Calm Little Birdy

The Vagus Nerve plays a major role in the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System has 2 parts: The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System .

The Autonomic Nervous System regulates bodily functions such as heartrate , blood pressure, pupil dilation , heat, sweating and digestion. In quick response the body is flooded with a rush of hormones, sending extra blood to the muscles and the heart rate quickens, you become more alert and extra oxygen flows to the brain so your are hype- alert and infusion of glucose pours into the bloodstream for extra energy boost. All to keep you safe from clear and present danger.

The Sympathetic Nervous System is where the fight-or-flight response happens. In extreme danger the body reacts and readies itself to either fight-or-flee to keep us safe from danger. This proved useful when our ancient ancestors needed protection from real dangers, however now in our fast paced modern world the Sympathetic Nervous System functions in hyper-drive and constant stimulation and high stressed living leaves us in constant state of high alert and anxiety.

This is an involuntary process without conscious direction.

However, as useful as the Sympathetic Nervous System is in responding quickly to danger it is completely useless when the danger has passed. It is the Parasympathetic Nervous System which works to counter the stress response and calm the body down. The Parasympathetic Nervous System gives the opportunity for the body to rest-and-digest. It brings the heart rate down and returns the body to normal functioning or homeostasis.

The Vagus Nerve has a special role in the Parasympathetic Nervous System. It senses our breathing rate and adjusts the heart rate in response. So when we breath slowly the heart rate adjusts and we feel relaxed . Conversely we breath quickly a stress response is initiated.

So when considering anxiety and the bodies reactions to repeated stress, we can begin to consciously practise Vagal Breathing where we use deliberate slow diaphragmatic breathing and exhaling slowly to stimulate the Vagus Nerve and activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System.

This is why meditation, is is often suggested to reduce stress in our busy lives today.

Working with goal balance in Kinesiology here are a list of common goals I would use to help people relax and find you’re calm centred self.

  • I release anxiety and self doubt and embrace peace.
  • I release the feeling of being overwhelmed and make decisions that help me to feel calm and secure.
  • I release the feeling of being overwhelmed and make decisions that help me to feel calm and secure.
  • Every cell in my body is relaxed and I am able to feel deeply secure and worthy.
  • I am calm and focused.
©B Flynn

Why do I need Kinesiology?

Kinesiology helps to restore health by balancing the body physically, mentally and emotionally.

So physically it can help with aches and pains. By circuit locating muscles which are reactive. A reactive muscle is a muscle behaving too strong (bully) while other muscles are switched off and not doing their job at all. When this situation is reversed it restores normal muscle tone. Trigger points also can be helped as well by targeting specific lympatic flow assisting knots to be released usually without the pain of deep tissue massage.

Mentaly, Kinesiology can help with anxiety, addictions, depression, obsessions and phobias.

On an emotionally level Kinesiology can help devellop self confidence, goal setting, strong relationships, self empowerment, creativity,  or improve work, sports, or school performance.

The mind body connection is amazing and you can start feeling empowereded by seeking out what information your body has to share with you.

I love sharing the pictures of Beth Flynn please enjoy this anatony drawing recently completed at the National Art School.

Phone for an appointment 0448513171 Amanda Spargo 33 Fourth St South Littleton. I work between the hours of 9am and 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings by appointment.

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Brain Integration

Kinesiology can help children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and other brain integration difficulties by assessing how well the back and the front of the body work in unison. Cooperation of the body and in particular strengthening muscle tone along the spine to improve posture  can sometimes be useful . If primitive or postural reflexes have not properly developed or else been retained (not switched off at the appropriate time) this can cause problems with focus, behavior issues and more.

Kinesiology uses simple exercises to help restore brain integration as well as stress and emotional diffusion techniques for more access to mental energy allowing people to cope with life in a happier more resourceful way.

For more detailed assessment book in for a Kinesiology session

Mind Body Integration 33 Fourth Street Lithgow


Feeling Burnt out? 11 ways to Replenish your energy levels.

Feeling Burnt out? 11 ways to Replenish your energy levels.




  1. Remedial Massage soothes sore muscles and provides a welcome escape for busy minds.
  2. Friendship, spend time with people who value your spirit.
  3. Laughter, a good belly laugh shakes your insides in a good way and stimulates feel good endorphins.
  4. Exercise, increases energy and motivation.
  5. Stretching, finds new muscles and muscles hold emotion.
  6. Meditate, a quiet mind feels inspired.
  7. Get enough sleep. My MBI Peace essence or chamomile tea can be helpful.
  8. Take a bath with Epson salts, helps to replace magnesium in sore muscles.
  9. Water
  10. Garden, plants can be very healing and grounding.
  11. Sunshine and fresh air, provide vitamin D and oxygen to your cells.