Mapping the Nervous system with feathers, a Polyvagal Doodle. Polyvagal theory pertains to the science of safety, and the importance of safety in one's wellbeing. We want a flexible nervous system that can move between the different nervous system states -Sympathetic and Parasympatehic and ultimately the ability to rest and digest and connect with others. It's fascinating! I’m learning about the sympatenic (fight or flight), dorsal vagal (freeze/flop), and ventral vagal (well being, connected , rest and digest) states.