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.

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.

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.

Downward-facing Dog Variations to Avoid Wrist Strain in Dental Professionals

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?

Episode 21: Common Musculoskeletal Issues in Dentistry & Yoga Therapy with Caitlin Parsons, RDH

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! 🧘🏻‍♀️🙏🏻 🦷