I am Meg Williams, 27 and currently living in Sydney.
Fist yoga practice:
I dabbled in bikram for a while (and secretly hated it), but it wasn’t until I found my way to a vinyasa class at The Centre (previously located above Little Bird in Kingsland) a few years back that yoga became a significant part of my life. I now can’t imagine life without my yoga practice, and I recently completed my 200hour teacher training in the hope I can share and inspire people in the same way that so many teachers have inspired me.
Treating myself means:
My boyfriend is constantly telling me to do less, I am someone who struggles to stop and do nothing so as a result often end up feeling exhausted! For me treating myself is a deliciously long yin class, a candlelit bath, a massage, a weekend away at the beach or immersed in nature, or just catching up with friends for a yoga class and long brunch. All of the above never fail to fill my cup right back up to the top.
Favourite yoga style and pose:
Savasana after a hot and sweaty vinyasa class. Bliss.
A quote by Pema Chodron. All her quotes are so wise but this one particularly resonates with me:
“We think that the point is to pass the test, or overcome the problem, but the truth is things don’t really get solved. They come together and then they fall apart. Then they come together again and they fall apart again. The healing comes from letting there be room for all this to happen. Room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy”.
It serves as a reminder to me that life isn’t always smooth sailing, and to sit back and enjoy the ride because we never really know what is around the corner
WHAT YOGA HAS MEANT TO MEG
I was one of those people initially was drawn to yoga for its physical benefits, I’ve always been sporty and active and I hoped that through yoga I could improve my flexibility. I quickly realised that it wasn’t my improved flexibility that was getting me back on to my mat again and again! Through a regular yoga practice I came to realise how unkind I was being to myself. I’ve always been kind to my body in terms of eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep, but I realised through yoga that I wasn’t treating myself kindly in the way I would talk to myself. I still struggle with this at times, but yoga has taught me the importance of compassion and kindness to myself and I am able to manage it better as a result. Yoga gives me the opportunity to get out of my head and into my body, and reminds me that I am not my thoughts. Through yoga I have learned to believe in myself, to have faith in my ability and in the process.
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