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Pursuit of Happiness, Yogi Love

Taking it All In

There are very few moments in life when a person actively pauses and truly soaks in what’s happening around them: sights, smells, sounds, feelings. Taking a smidgen of time to let it all sink in and thank whomever it is you believe in, for this life you’re living. One of these moments happened to me last night. As I sat in easy pose, in the middle of my mat, at the front of the room, I closed my eyes as my students drifted into relaxation in savasana; I’d like to think this was due to a well-planned class:) I realized in this moment that not only did I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be but more importantly, I deserved to be there. A feeling and thought that I often don’t have, the feeling that I deserve to be completely happy. This emotion caused by the crazy continual thought that for all the wrongs I’ve done, my karma should still be condemning. How can I be so fortunate when so many others aren’t? But in this moment, all these extra thoughts subsided. I realized that this was a rare feeling…something to be thankful for. A smile came across […]

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Pursuit of Happiness, Yogi Love

Teaching Yoga: The First Class

I did it! I ripped the band aid off and the fear of doing it was way worse than the actual deed and I felt like a million bucks after the fact! So…I’m not actually talking about ripping a band aid off. I’m 28 for pete’s sake, that would be sad. What I am talking about is teaching my first yoga class! As I mentioned in my previous post, I was terrified. My husband was probably tired of hearing about it, but it was almost like the more I said it the less I thought I would be. T-minus 40 minutes until go-time. I put on my brightest yoga pants, hoping to find reprieve in them. I touched up my makeup, hoping to find confidence in a well-applied winged eye-liner. I looked at myself in the mirror and gave myself a stern pep-talk…yes, I actually did this. Then we were off, my husband dutifully and so amazingly volunteering himself to attend in support. Sigh:) We arrive to see my little sis which was comfort in and of itself. One of my favorite dog-sitters and friends came with her friend which was fabulous, but I still could not tame this beast […]

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Fear and Yoga in Longview

It’s actually happening! I’m scheduled to teach my first yoga class at Holos Yoga in Longview and I’m absolutely terrified! So scared, that I’ve actually thought about showing up and asking the owner if she would just please teach instead of me. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve practiced the routine I made. The first time it was too short, the second time still too short, the third time just right so I practiced it again to make sure. Then there’s the playlist. I want something unique, something inspiring. The first playlist I thought was perfect but when I did the practice with it, I felt underwhelmed to say the least. It’s a couple days out and I’m a little freaked that I don’t have this part down but I’m taking a deep breath, like a true yogi does, and I’m going to figure it out. ‘Megan, just use songs that aren’t necessarily “yoga-like” but move you.’ I got it! Routine mapped out…check! Mojo music picked out…check! Confidence…eeek! The support has been incredible to say the least. My friends and family have so much faith and confidence in me. I am so grateful for their support. So why […]

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