COVID & Quiet Poses

My experience with COVID-19 has been mild compared to my husband’s (who has been in the hospital for 7 days already – pray for him). 

My experience includes intense fatigue. I can barely manage to walk around my house, let alone do yoga. But I miss how good yoga feels. So I’m choosing to do what I call “quiet” poses right now. Poses that allow me to blend restorative poses with yin principles – holding a pose longer for a deeper, connective tissue stretch.

Pictured above is one of those “quiet” poses. It offers a nice upper back (trapezius and rhomboids) stretch along with a posterior shoulder stretch.

Simply cross your arms in front of you as you lay prone and support your head with a yoga block. The head support allowed me to stay longer and breathe purposefully into my back – which was helpful for keeping my lungs “exercised” during the lung inflammation caused by coronavirus. 

If you don’t have a yoga block, you can use a firm pillow or amazon box. If you’re like me, you have a ton of those laying around. 

Here’s to me and my husband beating Covid!

Let me see your “Quiet” Pose by tagging me on Instagram @yogafordentist or posting in our private Facebook Group – Yoga for Dentists!

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Published by Yoga for Dentists

Dr. Josie Dovidio is a long-time dentist and certified yoga teacher who took a sabbatical from clinical dentistry to address health issues related to prolonged stress. She now helps dental professionals "undo" what dentistry does to the body, mind and soul through her Yoga for Dentists community on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel and Podcast.

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