Work in the dental profession is highly rewarding but equally challenging. Working in close quarters can be stressful, coupled with the omnipresent humming of fluorescent lights, the banging from a CEREC machine, the high pitched sound of a drill or the suction of a high volume vacuum. All combined to produce a steady state of noise pollution. Lots going on in a dental facility. Always.
Noise pollution, or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise or sound with ranging impacts on the activity of human or animal life, most of which are harmful to a degree.
The noise pollution and lack of ergonomics training led to chronic pain in my neck and back. Combined with a car accident, my little dental hygiene body could hygiene no more. Significant changes to my fascia caused great pain and I withdrew and went within. I was led to Qigong. It is the most natural I have felt since playing as a child.
Using a combination of mind, body practices, everything, including what the cavitron, fluorescent lights and hand pieces have done, all have been undone:)
Why not bring the experience and the stress reducing benefits of Tai Chi Easy and Qigong to your dental team or students. Bring calm and a sense of well-being to your dental practice in one session.
Annamarie is available for on-site instruction in the Northeast Ohio region. Email to know more.
What is Tai Chi Easy?
Tai Chi Easy™ is a method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (Chi) cultivation carefully developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke, O.M.D.. The Tai Chi Easy™ technique makes the practices easy, beneficial and fun from the very beginning.The student does not have to devote years to learning the traditional 108 movement form or even the shortened (24, 36, 42 movement) form to enjoy the calming emotional and health benefits of Tai Chi.
The Tai Chi Easy™ methods are designed to improve the quality of life for people of all ages – whether well or unwell. This includes those who may be dealing with disease, chronic pain and health conditions, limited mobility, deficient immune systems, anxiety or depression. Using simplified Tai Chi based on the four major recognized styles of Tai Chi, this program is straightforward and highly adaptable resulting in empowerment in self-care and self management skills.
What is Qigong?
Pronounced “chi gong,” Qigong is an internal process that has external movements. Qi means “life force,” the energy that powers our body and spirit. Gong is the term meaning work or gather. Qigong together means a form of movement and mind using intention and mindfulness to guide qi to make qi work.
“Qigong is often referred to as the ‘internal’ portion of tai chi. Its physical expression is characterized by stationary movements that are repeated a certain number of times, such as three, six or nine times.”
“Qi, then, is the type of energy that makes us feel alive and helps us experience emotions. Traditional qi gong theory says that we can focus on a feeling, emotion, part of the body, concept or goal and that our qi, or energy, goes where our mind sends it.”
Practicing the same move over and over stimulates muscle, bone, heart, respiration and other functions in the body as shown through qi gong theory.
What is the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong?
“Qigong can be thought of as a movement you do for a certain situation, as opposed to tai chi form, which is a series of movements that work on the entire body in a flowing sequence. For example, qi gong can be one move that helps open the lungs. The practitioner will repeat that specific move until he or she has felt the benefit begin to emerge.”
If you are a dental office, school or event coordinator, schedule a time to chill with your dental tribe.
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