Fall 2013

Group Practice

Instructor Peter Chang, D12, combines dentistry with yoga

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Photo: Alonso Nichols

Dentistry—and dental school—can be stressful for body and mind. The yoga classes offered by the Tufts chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) are an attempt to remedy that. Instructor Peter Chang, D12, understands the benefits of combining dentistry and yoga better than most: After suffering injuries that affected his work, he says practicing yoga helped eliminate or minimize the discomfort. “I find that my embodiment practice also elevates my ability to care for patients,” he says. Here, the class is shown moving into the Warrior 1 pose, which, Chang says, helps increase flexibility and strength in the legs and hips.

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