The Vagus Nerve & Yoga

Why do I feel so good after a yoga class? How does yoga help me relax? I know how I feel but what is happening in my body? We all know that yoga can reduce stress levels, improve sleep, digestion, fertility and overall wellbeing. But why is this? It is widely acknowledged that a regular yoga practice helps to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of our autonomic nervous system responsible for our “rest & digest” & “feed & breed” responses. Recent research sug