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.
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 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! 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻 🦷