If you’re like us, you’ll love the nerdy details behind our healing approach. In this post, we’ll give you the long and short on why a quiet mind is your door to incredible powers of self-healing and lasting health and happiness.
The Short Answer
We help you train your mind into superpowered states of wonderful inner silence. When you quiet your mind deeply and often, you strengthen your brain’s innate resting capacity and the all-important vagus nerve that connects your brain, body and gut. Collectively known as the parasympathetic nervous system, this bundle of nerves is capable of delivering extraordinary healing from within, and it is activated by a deeply relaxed mind and body.
The Long Answer
Several billion years ago, life began. Since then, your parasympathetic nervous system evolved into a vast supernetwork of neural pathways travelling throughout your brain and body with one driving purpose: keeping you alive. Think of your nervous system as a miracle of evolution, which transformed a primitive mud puddle of life into the world’s most powerful and complex survival machine: the human nervous system.
In fact, scientists say your nervous system is the most complex structure in the entire universe. And here’s another amazing fact: you have more than one brain! The big 3 pound brain in your head packs 100 billion neurons with 100 trillion interconnections. Your gut comes in second, housing it’s own “little brain” with 100 million neurons that surround and control your digestive system. Even your heart has a little brain powered by 40,000 neurons.
Your neurons are a chatty bunch, constantly talking to each other, trading tips about nutrient levels, hormonal balance, injuries, infection, inflammation and all sorts of gossip related to running your physiological systems. And they send invitations to 100 trillion bacteria living in the microbiome of your gut. It’s a real party!
When the party goes well, your brain and body maintain a balanced, healthy regulation of neurotransmitters, hormones, brain waves, blood sugar, and other key health systems.
But sometimes the party gets out of hand. Stress, anxiety, poor sleep, toxins, illness and injury interrupt healthy communications and cause dysregulation. They’re real party poopers!
The Bad News: Damage from Stress, Anxiety and Fear
The worst is stress and fear. When your body senses danger, your nervous system shuts down digestion, healing, relaxation, sleep, even the ability to experience pleasure, and diverts all energy into running or fighting for your life. That’s the famous fight or flight response, which gets stuck in overdrive during anxiety and PTSD.
Four “happy” neurotransmitters are dramatically impacted by stress and fear: dopamine, serotonin, melatonin and oxytocin, all of which are essential to positive mood and good energy, focus and sleep. When stress knocks these neurotransmitters out of balance, you feel sluggish, lose sleep and get anxious about the future–like there’s a saber toothed tiger lurking around every corner.
When your nerves are stuck in fight or flight, high energy neuro-hormones like cortisol and adrenaline keep your brain racing, your body on high alert, and your cells inflamed, which gradually wear down your inner healing resources. Chronic stress disrupts healthy communication between your nervous system and gut bacteria, the party breaks up and everyone refuses to work together. You lose the ability to recharge and heal and, little by little, your health goes down the drain.
That’s why chronic stress is so dangerous: it wears down critical parasympathetic centers, including your vagus nerve, heart, digestion and immune functions. Left untreated, chronic stress eventually gets into your DNA, unravels the telomeres keeping your chromosomes together, and leads to early death.
Pretty grim right?
The Good News: Parasympathetic Exercise and Healing
Don’t worry, you can undo the damage of stress by exercising and strengthening your parasympathetic nervous system. Parasympathetic exercise is relaxation–the deeper the better. Sleep is best!
When you relax really well, deeply and often, you actually regrow parasympathetic neural pathways–the vagus nerve, your big and little brains, gut-brain communications–everything gets better and stronger.
That’s where we come in. Quiet Mind Company helps you grow your nervous system with natural treatments that protect against stress and anxiety, and help you sleep like a baby.
We’re constantly on the hunt for the most powerful parasympathetic technologies, treatments, supplements and meditation skills that create inner peace and quiet. It’s within these intensely deep states of relaxation where the magic happens. When your brain and body finally let go of fight or flight chaos, and drop into parasympathetic-strengthening bliss.
When you strengthen your parasympathetic neural pathways, your mind and body reset to normal balance and regulation. Your brain, body, heart and gut start working well together. Your health returns, your telomeres grow back, you feel and look great, and you radiate deep inner wellness. You actually grow biologically younger and add years to your life.
We’ve seen insomniacs get great sleep, anxiety fade, panic attacks disappear, skin clear up, blood tests improve, eye prescriptions reduce, chronic injuries heal up, and strength return after heart attack and stroke. The self-healing powers contained within your nervous system are nothing short of miraculous.
Quiet Your Mind Today
All you have to do is show up. Like the gym, your mind and body need practice every week, so you can physically grow new neural pathways. But unlike the gym, our sessions are pure joy and bliss. Try it, you’ll like it!
You don’t have to be a prisoner of stress, anxiety and poor sleep. Let us help you quiet your mind and live healthier, happier and longer. Feel like the miracle you are.