Practicing kindness has psychological and physical benefits. Studies show that practicing kindness can strengthen vagal tone, which indicates that the rest and digest role of our nervous system is working well!
The vagus nerve is the most important nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system. Strong vagal tone is associated with a range of benefits including:
- Good cardiovascular health
- Emotion regulation
- Greater sense of connection and other positive emotions
Practice a little kindness today to benefit both your body and mind.