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 25: Reduce Stress & Anxiety with the OculoCardiac Reflex

This is a discreet way to reduce stress and anxiety while you’re working, or anytime! This technique is similar to Palming (see that video on the Yoga for Dentists YouTube Channel) but requires less time and is less obvious when practiced in your dental office.

Episode 24: Guided Meditation: Breathe Away Anxious Thoughts

Whenever you’re feeling anxious or depressed, you can tune into your breath to find some relief so you can get back to confidently performing your dental procedures. This is the perfect meditation to do during your clinical day when the wave of anxiety starts flooding in. Of course, you can do this any time you are feeling unsettled!

Queen Pose: Yoga for Tight Hips & Sleep

Queen pose (reclining bound angle pose) is a great way to open tight hips, stretch your groin and get ready for a luxurious sleep. If you can, do this pose daily for at least 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes. Don’t be surprised if you end up so relaxed that you fall asleep.