It’s that time of year! I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving is my favorite meal so I eat plenty of it. Sometimes, if I don’t pace myself, I need yoga to save the day by helping me digest. So here are 3 simple yoga poses that aid in that process.
Author Archives: Yoga for Dentists
This pose is a full-body practice that tones your core, arms, and legs. Energetically, this shape offers grounding, strengthening, and an opportunity for deep focus. It’s the perfect way to prepare the body for a full day of practicing dentistry. After all, it’s our core that holds us in the shapes we need to take in order to perform our work.
Seated Cat-Cow Variation Focusing on Gentle Spinal Flexing
This cat-cow variation is great for loosening up a stiff upper and lower back after a long day of dentistry.
Camel Pose Variation: for Tight thighs and Chest opening
stretching the front body. Here is a simpler variation that will help stretch the front of the hips, the thigh muscles, and chest while strengthening the muscles in the back.
Episode 29: Assessment: The Key to Patient Acceptance & Less Stress
Brandi Hooker Evans, RDH and I discuss how to have less stress by increasing patient acceptance through the implementation of specific protocols. We also discuss how to apply those principles to our personal lives.
Episode 28: Offer Chaos a Cup of Coffee
How do you handle chaos in a dental office?
Is there a better way?
Listen to this quick episode to find out.
Anjali Mudra: Getting Centered as We Enter Post-Covid Life
So much of life in the past year has been about survival and adjustment, not just in our personal lives but in the practice of dentistry. As we prepare to re-enter “normal life”, I thought it would be a good time to talk about Anjali Mudra.
Episode 27: Guided Meditation for Sleep: Visualization of a Sleepy Train Ride
I received a request for guided meditations to help prepare for sleep so here is one to get you started. Make sure you’re ready for bed before listening. Nothing kills a sleepy vibe like having to brush and floss before turning the lights out.
Child’s Pose Variation: Yoga for Stiff Lower Back
The other night, I must’ve slept funny because I woke up with a stiff lower back. Then I spent hours at my desk which didn’t help. Here’s a simple child’s pose variation that offered me some relief by stretching my lower back. Try this at work, in between patients or at lunch time to give your back a gentle stretch.
Episode 26: Burnout and Balance with Laura Schwindt, DMD
In this episode, Dr. Laura Schwindt and I about how professional burnout looked for each of us physically and mentally. We discuss ways dental professionals can bring more balance into their lives and how to get individualized help.