It’s that time of year! I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving is my favorite meal so I eat plenty of it. Sometimes, if I don’t pace myself, I need yoga to save the day by helping me digest. So here are 3 simple yoga poses that aid in that process.
This pose is a full-body practice that tones your core, arms, and legs. Energetically, this shape offers grounding, strengthening, and an opportunity for deep focus. It’s the perfect way to prepare the body for a full day of practicing dentistry. After all, it’s our core that holds us in the shapes we need to take in order to perform our work.
This cat-cow variation is great for loosening up a stiff upper and lower back after a long day of dentistry.
stretching the front body. Here is a simpler variation that will help stretch the front of the hips, the thigh muscles, and chest while strengthening the muscles in the back.
Brandi Hooker Evans, RDH and I discuss how to have less stress by increasing patient acceptance through the implementation of specific protocols. We also discuss how to apply those principles to our personal lives.
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.
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.
In this episode, Dr. Laura Schwindt and I about how professional burnout looked for each of us physically and mentally. We discuss ways dental professionals can bring more balance into their lives and how to get individualized help.
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.
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.