Channel Your Inner Yogi

A monthly guide to challenge your yoga practice

30 Day Challenge of the Month!

Gratitude... the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return to kindness.

Begin each day by expressing one thing you are grateful for. Share with me @YogiMegs, I will be sharing mine. 30 days of #Gratitude

Hurdle of the month

This month has been extremely busy between, school, work and my personal recovery journey. Some days I would wake up, but want to stay in bed.

The challenge I faced was to not fall back into the unsuccessful, unhappy ways of my past. How have I overcome this hurdle?

Write it all down... What needs to be done, schedule time for everything; schoolwork, work, eating, exercising etc.. When you see it all on paper it can look intimidating. That's okay remember what yoga and meditation has taught you. To take a moment, focus on your breath, and create space for calm. Remember what you are working towards and focus on what you have accomplished. Focus on the positive and always remember that your capable of anything you put your mind to.

"You may not see the changes overnight, but you may just change your day."

Top Three Restorative Yoga Poses

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Top Blogs I'm Reading... Check Them Out For Yourself


They offer everything from lifestyle and culture to your practice of yoga or meditation to wellness and astrology. Helping you read stories, tips and tricks from others or share your own journey.

Check them out to become in touch with yourself and maybe even gain the courage to publish something original.

Daily Cup of Yoga

A comfortable place to fill up on all things yoga. The cup of yoga appears to be not quite daily anymore, but there’s more than enough to keep my interest, and a large archive. The guest bloggers are good. There seems to be nothing but guest bloggers lately, however, which is possibly a sign that this popular blog is winding down.


More of a catch-all health and alt-living magazine than a yoga blog. We’ll just focus on the category, “yoga,” which is one subsection of the body in MindBodyGreen. Immediate points lost for the annoying newsletter pop-up. Why are pop ups back? We hated them the first time. Once you get past that you’ll be treated to a long list of low-cal content, but the thing is, there’s a ton of it. At least one new post per day. So if you’re addicted to yoga, and need a very regular fix, there may be something here for you.

How-to: Start a meditation practice

1. Have Intention

Whether its to lower levels of stress, increase your ability to focus or just to be more mindful, begin your meditation with intention.

2. Focus on Your Breath

Find a quiet safe space, bring a cushion or blanket, sit with your back straight, close your eyes or simply direct them downward and focus on your breathing. Your thoughts will drift, that's okay let them- bring your focus back to your breath.

3. Start Small

It's a process and practice makes you stronger. Try 3-5minutes to start and gradually increase as your concentration muscles become stronger.

4. Set a Time Frame

Like all new challenges, set a time frame of 30 days to let your mind and body guide you. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't, but don't be hard on yourself if it doesn't.

5. Set Daily Schedule

Make it apart of your daily routine. Whether it's in the morning with your tea/coffee, or at night as a way to decompress and power down before bed.

6. Create Your Own Ritual

I personally like to turn down all the lights, light a few candles, wrap a blanket around my shoulders. Or if it's the morning I bring that blanket near the window and allow the sunrise to awaken my body.

7. Get a Meditation Buddy

Similar to a work out buddy, but done on your own time. A simple exchange of how your meditation went and how you feel as a result of it, send them well wishes for the day and keep each other accountable.

8. Incorporate Meditation into Small Spaces Throughout the Day

Your daily commute, take a few deep breaths. Slumping at your desk? Take a break, get outside, walk and breathe. Doesn't have to be a formal session just a small way of incorporating it into your life mindfully.

9. Use an App, if Necessary.

If you need more guidance, try the Headspace app, a great way to get started and keep yourself accountable.

10. Enjoy it!

It takes time to become mindful, don't be too hard on yourself. Gives thanks to yourself for taking the initiative and time, you are what matters.

Informative Event of the Month

The Yoga Conference & Show

Friday, April 1st, 10am to Sunday, April 3rd, 6pm

222 Bremner Boulevard

Toronto, ON

Spend time shopping amongst 250+ conscious minded organizations and companies offering products and services inline with your mindful attitudes. Participate in over 60 hours of Yoga, Cultural Arts and Lectures.

About Meghan

A year ago I was stressed, unable to handle my struggles on my own. Today, I am healthier. I practice yoga regularly, I read more, and I have become passionate about sharing what inspires me to wake up everyday. I have recently found that creating a meditation practice is extremely beneficial to become more mindful and less stressed in our chaotic lives. The steps I have taken in the last year running, yoga, no alcohol, and meditation have given me the ability to better handle life's curveballs.

Walk with me on this journey and celebrate a life of purpose and wellbeing!