Restorative Lower Back Release

Yesterday, I slept terribly and then ended up waking up with a stiff lower back. I knew that yoga would help my back but decided to take a more restorative approach to my practice as my body and mind were telling me to “be gentle”. So today, my offering is the three poses I didContinue reading “Restorative Lower Back Release”

Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

A lot of you are Peloton people (or some other spin cycle) so today I wanted to offer you a “yogic’ twist on the typical quad stretch that is suggested after a ride. Natarajasana, or Dancer Pose, is a balancing pose that teaches concentration. This version of the pose opens your front body, shoulders, and hip of theContinue reading “Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)”

Using Yoga Props & Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

If you’ve been here a while, you know that I love yoga props. Maybe you get the sense that props are helpful but you’re not sure how to use them or maybe you consider their use “cheating”. Well I’m here to tell you that yoga props do not make your practice less than, just likeContinue reading “Using Yoga Props & Matsyasana (Fish Pose)”

Supported Savasana (Resting Pose)

It’s Giving Tuesday and the National Day of Courage. Do you have the courage to give yourself some self-care today? You owe yourself one hour a day of self maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That’s less than 5%.Continue reading “Supported Savasana (Resting Pose)”

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

The practice of yoga gives you messages that are very difficult to ignore. Through my physical yoga and mindfulness practices, I realized that I had a low grade gnawing pain in my right hip joint. In my mind’s eye, I saw that the inflammation occurring in between the acetabulum and head of my femur. IContinue reading “Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)”

Episode 8: Dental Porn, Mental Health, Authenticity & Yoga

Dr. Joshua Austin, a nationally recognized lecturer and published author, discusses authenticity in the era of social media, his personal mental health journey and how yoga has become a vital part of his wellness toolbox. Connect with Dr. Joshua Austin:Website: AustinDentalSeminars.comPodcast: Working Interferences Watch the interview here: Subscribe to the Yoga for Dentists YouTube Channel. ListenContinue reading “Episode 8: Dental Porn, Mental Health, Authenticity & Yoga”

Episode 7: Eye Yoga (aka Warming Eye Rubs or Palming)

This episode was originally recorded for in the Yoga for Dentists Private Facebook group – join us! Are your eyes tired from focused concentration through your loupes or all the screens that are inherent with modern life, let alone a dental practice? Then this video is for you. Learn how to prevent and reduce eyeContinue reading “Episode 7: Eye Yoga (aka Warming Eye Rubs or Palming)”

My Why

Why Yoga for Dentists? My mission is to change the way dental professionals think about self-care. Not by fixing, avoiding, or medicating yourself. But by fostering awareness so you can meet yourself right where you are, with what you’re needing. As a long-time dentist and certified yoga teacher, I am uniquely positioned to offer mental,Continue reading “My Why”