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My ability to speak has returned

Did I recover from an unknown disease or am I just better off living alone? Ever since I moved out of the old age retirement home in March of 2021, I have been experiencing recovery from an unknown disease. My tongue was getting tied and I thought maybe I was dying of myasthenia gravis. It…

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Reprocessing the Autonomic Nervous System

THE MOMENT OF CHANGE: Awareness of Neuroception It is possible to develop a deeper and deeper awareness of our automatic nervous system. Do this by remembering a time when you were startled by someone or something. Maybe you heard a car backfire. See if you can identify the moment when you felt the change in…

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Neurological Perception: NEUROCEPTION

Summary of Anchored by Deb Dana, Chapter 5, pp. 55-63: Neuroception, Intuition, and Awareness. Turning inward and tuning in to our autonomic nervous system When you tune in, where in your body to you find your automatic nervous system? Where does the fear begin to well up inside of you? We often think of a…

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INTUITION: The Body IS the Mind

Intuition is immediate visceral knowing without knowledge. In Chapter 5 of Anchored the author clarifies that the word “neuroception” that her mentor, Stephen Porges created, is really just another synonym for “intuition.” Neuroception is our autonomic intuition. Because our autonomic nervous systems operate mainly outside of our consciousness, neuroception can be a useful way for…

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REAL GENIUS: Creating Polyvagal Words & Products

I love Deb Dana and I hope she makes a lot of money with her Polyvagal Theory. However, the author tends to make the material a little more complex and drawn out in order to create her complete line of Polyvagal Products. The reason I bought the book is because it hit me on an…

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ANCHORED IN POLYVAGAL STABILITY

Anchor in Autonomic Safety This post explaining how to anchor in autonomic safety is a verbatim summary of the Introduction to Anchored by Deb Dana. Yesterday I summarized the Forward by Stephen Porges. Since I am republishing all of this without the authors permission, please click through and purchase the book on Amazon so that…

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POLYVAGAL THEORY: The Science of Seeking Safety

Polyvagal Theory Put Me Back Into My Body One month ago I wrote a post about polyvagal theory. The subject matter is good but it was difficult to decipher using a digital copy. So I returned my e-copy and purchased my own hard copy of ANCHORED: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory…

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BUILD A BIGGER BONER

Yoga made my dick bigger and it’s not something that you can lie about Five years ago in January of 2017, I wrote about how hatha, vinyasa flow & kundalini yoga; deep breathing; and calisthenics made my lungs and blood vessels in my penis larger. It all started in 2010 when Physical Trainer Ali gave…