Author: Meg Townsend

Musings on wholebeing@work
The Quest for Balance: How Daily Rhythms Can Heal

The Quest for Balance: How Daily Rhythms Can Heal

On our 2018 Journey, I arrived in Costa Rica a bit travel-weary. I set my alarm clock to wake up bright and early, afraid my travel fatigue might make me sleep through my first yoga class with our group. Alice told me setting an alarm would not be necessary. I thought she was crazy. She assured...

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Top 4 Reasons to Practice Yoga in a Group Class

Top 4 Reasons to Practice Yoga in a Group Class

A few weeks ago, Alice shared her top five reasons to practice yoga at home which inspired me to get on my mat in my practice space on the days that I’m not able to make it to a group class. As a guide and participant in many group classes, I also know first-hand the benefits of practicing yoga...

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The Gift of Experience

The Gift of Experience

I grew up in a small town and went to a small school. When our Spanish and French classes decided to take trips to their related countries, there weren’t enough people for separate trips so they created a single trip to Spain and France.  It was a stretch for my parents to make that trip...

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A Graceful Transition

A Graceful Transition

Sweater Weather is Here In case you missed the onslaught of pumpkin-spiced lattes talk and you haven’t been outside yet this month, I’m here to share that Fall is officially HERE. Yes, friends, we are in the midst of another seasonal transition, especially felt here in Philadelphia. The Summer...

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The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior

When I was asked to write this piece for our theme of Balance, Focus, and the Breath this month, I chuckled to myself because I have quite an interesting relationship with balance. I’ve lived with chronic vertigo for nearly 20 years and as a professional yoga teacher, this has some very obvious...

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Pure breathing

Pure breathing

Your greatest ally Are you aware that in this very moment, you have instant access to the most powerful tool that can help steady, focus and calm your mind? And that you have continuous daily access to this tool. And the most amazing news...it’s FREE?! Your breath is your greatest ally, and I...

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Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Two days ago I found myself on an unairconditioned subway car during a particularly hot and humid day, and the only thing I could think of was that I was trapped in a moving vat of human soup….just hoping I’d get to my destination stop before I melted. The woman sitting next to me and I were...

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The Deliciousness of Being Slow – Lessons from a Pineapple

The Deliciousness of Being Slow – Lessons from a Pineapple

I had the most delicious pineapple of my entire life last year when Alice I were guiding Prasada's WholeBeing Journey to Costa Rica. Every morning we'd rise with the sun and head over to the dining area for fresh coffee and a bit of fruit before morning yoga. At first, I saw the pineapple and...

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Lessons from Nature and Breathing Trees

Lessons from Nature and Breathing Trees

Every morning I wake up and the first thing I see is this most beautiful tree outside my bay windows. Since moving to my new home in September, I've had the opportunity to see this tree in all its phases. Interestingly enough, these phases not-so-coincidentally reflected the similar changes of life...

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Science of Yoga: A book review

Science of Yoga: A book review

In the grand scheme of science enquiry, yoga research is in its infancy. However, now is an exciting and pivotal point in the field, with a remarkable increase in the quality and quantity of yoga research papers in the past few decades; the evidence supporting yoga's benefits continues to grow...

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