Because of the current state of the world, more people are working from home. Having a healthy lifestyle does not stop at looking healthy and eating healthy. It also means having a healthy mindset, developing a culture of commitment to your daily needs, being in tune with your body, and knowing when and how you should have interruptions. Why are all these necessary?

Joining us in today’s episode is personal trainer and yoga instructor Megan Nolan. In this episode, we focus on yoga and its proven benefits to keeping a positive and empowered energy around you and your body, especially in this stay-at-home season where your movement may be limited.

We discuss how yoga positions have their purpose, how different approaches to the practice caters to different people, and how you can make it a fuller experience!

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

  1. Megan gives a brief introduction of herself [2:46]
  2. What Megan’s role is and who she serves [3:27]
  3. Getting started [3:44]
    • Responding to potential clients who don’t find yoga convincing [4:03]
  4. There are many paths to the same mountain [5:06]
  5. Experiencing yoga fully [5:44]
  6. How does sitting affect the body? [6:51]
  7. Integrating movement during your breaks [10:00]
  8. What pattern interrupts are and why they are important [11:47]
    • Setting reminders for a more invigorating day [12:35]
  9. Resetting your posture after taking a break [16:12]
  10. Flexibility and aging [19:13]
  11. Breathing techniques and yoga poses[21:01]
  12. Bringing the body back into balance to stretch out tight spots [24:39]      
  13. Megan talks about her program [26:58]
    • Different programs [27:02] 
  14. Prioritizing one’s self [33:37]

About the Guest:

Megan Nolan is a personal trainer and yoga instructor with over 15 years of experience. She is on a mission to help busy entrepreneurs commit to consistent yoga practices so they are vibrantly energized and taking empowered actions toward their big dreams.

With her record as a personal trainer and her continued work bringing yoga to the community, you can be sure that Megan is passionate about helping people re-energize and reset their focus for a productive, happy, and healthy lifestyle.

Resources:

Read the books mentioned in this episode: 

  1. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (Paid link: https://amzn.to/36ofWG2
  2. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (Paid link:https://amzn.to/34cu8iQ

For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Thank you for tuning in! 

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