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.
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!
Endodontist and Weight Loss Coach Dr. Natanya Brown and I discuss common weight-loss pitfalls for dental professionals and how using mindfulness can help you lose weight.
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.
If you’re having a hard time managing your anger, this meditation is a great exercise for learning how to respond instead of reacting to the stresses inherent to dentistry.
Downward Dog with a chair, as opposed to the traditional version on the floor, is great for keeping pressure off of the hands and keeping your wrists in a more neutral position. And what dental professional isn’t concerned about that?
Warrior II with a chair is great when you want to re-focus, need some confidence or want to stretch your hips and legs, especially after pressing on a rheostat for a while.
In this episode, Registered Dental Hygienist and Yoga Therapist Caitlin Parsons and I discuss the common musculoskeletal issues she sees in her dental clients, what yoga therapy is and why you should consider it as part of your “career longevity” toolbox! 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻 🦷
Do you need to release tension in your neck? That’s a silly question to ask dental care providers. Of course you do! Do these simple yoga moves in between patients, with or without your PPE! Breathe through each movement to loosen up a tight neck during a busy day of dentistry.
In this episode, I answer a question I received by DM from a dentist who is new to yoga. There are so many styles of yoga, which type is best for dentists? Watch this to hear my opinion based on over 20 years of experience. 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻 🦷