I'm A Doctor Who Treats Anxiety. This Is How I Center Myself Every Morning

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After watching this morning routine, our new goal is to wake up before the alarm goes off. That's how Dr. Ellen Vora knows she truly got enough sleep the night before. At mbg, we believe in the power of routine and ritual, but we also know that there's always more to learn.

If you're as into morning routines as we are, you'll love Dr. Vora's tips. Ellen Vora M.D. is a holistic psychiatrist practicing with Frank Lipman M.D. at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. We love that it's realistic (read: one to two minutes of meditation is enough and OK!) and goes beyond the basics. She shares a few gems, specifically her favorite breathwork and meditation app and her signature morning tonic, which has a fascinating ingredient we can't wait to try.

Feeling inspired? Check out Dr. Vora's new class for mindbodygreen, How to Control Anxiety: Doctor-Backed Natural Remedies for a Calm & Centered Life.

Ellen Vora, M.D.

Holistic Psychiatrist
Ellen Vora, M.D., is a holistic psychiatrist practicing with Frank Lipman, M.D., at the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. She's board-certified in psychiatry and integrative and holistic medicine. She's also a licensed medical acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher. Dr. Vora's approach to mental health takes the whole person into consideration, and she targets the root cause of the problem rather than reflexively prescribing medication. She specializes in depression, anxiety, insomnia, adult ADHD, and bipolar and digestive issues, and she uses a variety of tools to help patients, from conventional psychiatry and psychotherapy to acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and nutrition. Dr. Vora studied English at Yale University, attended Columbia University for medical school, and completed training at Columbia, Saint Vincent's, and Mount Sinai hospitals.
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Ellen Vora, M.D.

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