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.
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.
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 (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.
This guided meditation encourages you to ponder what makes you come alive. It also includes a quote from Howard Thurman, in recognition of Black History Month.
It’s a new year! Take some time to envision how you want this year to go. Sit back, relax and follow this guided meditation to visualize a positive future!
We’re so close to earth that sometimes we forget how beautiful it is.
Are you ready to purge 2020? Listen to this guided meditation to reflect on this challenging year so you can let it go and usher in your aspirations for 2021!
When I first started meditating regularly, I had a meditation teacher guiding me. The first several times, her soothing voice would lull me to sleep. Of course, when this happens, you are technically sleeping, not meditating. My teacher explained that falling asleep was not uncommon for people new at the practice of meditation. In thisContinue reading “Falling Asleep While Meditating?”