March 19, 2020

Yoga with Meg

By Ange's Table

It’s Thursday.  Almost the weekend.  What do you do on your weekends?  Do you practice social distancing? 

I like to fantasize that I can lay around all weekend, and the chores get done by the magical chore fairy.  Wouldn’t that be great?  Just blink, and all the laundry is done.  All the food prep work for the week.  Vacuuming-poof, done. Dishes-poof, done.  Dinner-poof, on the table.

And now for reality.  Thank God we share the chores in our house.  I have to say I have the best husband and son anyone could ask for.

I secretly think they help more, so I can spend more time in the kitchen making  chocolate chip cookies. I know, I know,  boys think with their belly.

We all get so caught up in what needs to be done around us, that we forget to care for ourselves.  When is the last time you took even 1 hour for yourself?  Self care is not selfish, it is necessary.  You cannot be the best you, if you don’t take care of you.  Especially now, with COVID-19.  Reducing your stress levels, exercising, and being mindful are all helpful tips to stay healthy.  

One of the ways I self care is by taking yoga classes.  I started seeing Meg for one on one yoga as a part of physical therapy after having surgery in 2017.  When I first started seeing Meg, I was very skeptical about yoga being anything more than fancy stretching.  I knew how to stretch.  I had done martial arts for over 15 years.  But my chiropractor, and my physical therapist wanted me to try. I had hit a plateau in recovering from surgery, and my body needed something new.

Well ladies and gents, it is now more than 2 years later, and I practice yoga EVERYDAY!!!  I have more range of motion than I can remember.  I don’t need to see my chiropractor as often as I used to.  My body has learned what movements are needed to help realign what is feeling off.

I again had to have a surgical procedure done recently, and seeing Meg helped me to heal faster.  Just by breathing, and connecting with myself in a way that I never knew could be, before practicing with her.  

Meg is not only an incredible yoga instructor, she is a great friend.  As soon as I met her, I felt like I knew her my whole life.  Thank you Meg for being the most incredible person that you are.  Namaste!

You can find Meg on Instagram @Yoganurse7143 or on Facebook at Ground Your Soul Yoga and Pilates with Meg.