BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #115
Yoga & Breathwork: Cultivating Wellness
with Dr. Dharam Kaushik
This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Bagrodia and Dr. Dharam Kaushik, a urologic oncologist from Houston Methodist Hospital, discuss the impact of yoga on their lives in preventing burnout and encouraging compassion.
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Dr. Dharam Kaushik
Dr. Dharam Kaushik is a urologic surgeon with Houston Methodist in Texas.
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia
Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.
First, Dharam shares how he discovered yoga and how it has been beneficial to his health. He discusses his journey to becoming a certified yoga teacher and the importance of prioritizing time for it with a family. He also considers how this can be a struggle for female colleagues as they strive to balance work and home life based on societal expectations.
Then, the doctors emphasize the significance of self-care for healthcare workers and its effects on their physical and mental health. They discuss how a few minutes of box breathing can help reduce stress and enable more mindful reactions to difficult circumstances. Breath work can be used to anchor feelings of calm and relaxation, and yoga can be used to target specific muscles used in robotic surgery.
Next, Aditya and Durham discuss the importance of incorporating stretching and yoga into one's daily routine. They summarize different yoga poses for healthcare workers, including the Warrior poses, Airplane Pose, Runner's Lunge, Cobra Pose, Locust Pose, and many more.
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