The Role of Literature in Life Improvement Amidst my endless journey to develop into a more well-rounded, less unstable human, I’ve found a number of books that spoke truth into my hectic world. Reading is important on so many levels. Reading other people’s work makes me a better writer, it stimulates my brain, and makes […]
Listening to TED Talks is one of my favorite past times. They’re suitable entertainment for road-trips, bath time, or an impactful night in. I had a short treadmill phase and found that TED Talks kept me more engaged in running than the heavy hip-hop beats I’d previously relied on. The wide range of length and […]
Interview 1 The Interview Series was created to step behind the curtain of bold, successful females to uncover a place where change and vulnerability occurs. I felt that other women would appreciate raw, honest, and refreshing stories from women who are busy kicking ass at life. Often, I read interviews and walk away feeling disconnected from […]
Jon and my one year wedding anniversary is approaching. Throughout the course of our marriage, I’ve scribbled notes inspired by shared moments of transition, fear, growth, and bliss. Unintentionally, each train of thought recorded began with the prefix of “Marry someone who…” inspired by Jon’s character and our ever evolving life together. Divorce rates are […]
The Polyp Chronicles: Part I Apart from the ten regrettable years I spent on low hormone birth control, I’ve never been a regular bleeder; meaning, my periods have consistently been a source of confusion for me. I’ve been slow to acknowledge the genius of period tracker apps because I’d rather live without the reminder of […]
Everyone wants to feel better but most of us aren’t sure how. For years, I struggled with depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and low self-worth. I over-committed, under-performed, continually stressed about the discrepancy between. I fit into my schedule what I most wanted to do, later sacrificing what needed to be done due to a lack of […]
I owe thousands in student loan debt for a BA in Fashion Design yet it’s a Senior Lecturer of English from ASU’s Downtown Campus who taught me about power clashing (and at least two dozen other tidbits I probably should’ve already known.) The night I first met Rosemarie Dombrowski, she paired a black high-waisted pencil […]
I caught up with an old friend from high school recently… We’ve interacted a few times over the last ten years and follow each other’s journey on the world wide web. I was excited for the reunion, which, for me, is rare. From her social media, I felt we had rounded out to share many […]
First Father’s Day without Dad My father died of cancer nine months ago. Overall, I’m glad to report that I’m handling the grief and adaption to life post loss with far more sanity than I would’ve predicted at the height of pain. I tattooed his signature and time of death into my forearm for his last birthday. […]
The hospital air tonight feels particularly dense, hall lights dimmed dark for a few motionless hours in a corridor that earlier was buzzing. Our soft voices atop the nagging hum of machines are the only sounds. I wonder if even the nurses are napping as Dad and I sit awake in Room 34. It’s past […]
"Everything in it's time, nothing before it's time."
"Each day we progress into the person we are destined to be."
My first "aha" yoga moment came ten years ago, at an LA Fitness, of all places. I had always been active in gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, and a few unsuccessful attempts at soccer and basketball. In each of these activities, my mind stayed busier than my body. I was honestly uncomfortable with the aspect of yoga that implied my thinking brain was capable of slowing down - until it did. In a well put together class by an Indian man, Dashboard Confessionals came through the speakers. I was surprised and right at home. In the closing postures of that class, my brain fell quiet for just a few seconds. It stopped worrying about my social circle, my obligations, and my insecurities - it took rest and my appreciation for yoga was born.
I wish that from there I became an enlightened young yogi, able to shun my concerns with the outside world and spend hours a day in meditation and asana, though that was not the case. I went to college in Los Angeles and created chaos in my personal life, because I thought that's what growing up was about. Whenever I could afford it though, I came back to yoga, fueled by the "yoga high" I would receive and the safe environments my teachers created.
After ten years of coaching recreational gymnastics, I signed up for a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, which I completed in 2015. I dove deeply into the regimented practice of Ashtanga. For the first time, I understand the role of the ego. It held an enormous power of my life and my practice that I let go. I began teaching a few classes here and there, for corporate clients, at the YMCA, and at a local barre studio. I loved the idea of teaching, but I felt a disconnection from my students. I allowed my ego to creep back in. For a while, I put the me into my practice and into my teaching - two places it certainly did not belong.
Fast forward to 2018. I've reenrolled in a much weightier 200 hour training and have fully immersed myself in the teachings of yoga. I have developed a daily meditation practice, a reverence for the ancient teachings, and an unwavering appreciation for the wisdom and relief that yoga brings. I live and teach from a place of connection. I recognize that I am a student and that yoga offers me countless lessons to learn. In a world so obsessed with living better, I'm glad to know these teachings will always offer their guidance.
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I'm Meghan Saul, founder of & primary author for Saul She Wrote.
This site is a conglomerate of passions, struggles, & discoveries I've made amidst my never-ending journey towards self-actualization.
I live in Phoenix with my husband, Jon, & rockstar Maltese, Louie. Together, we watch too much TV, seek out the best happy hours, & get ourselves into DIY projects we're only semi-capable of. I've always been overly interested in social psychology, self-improvement, & articulating the nuances of daily life to whoever has the attention span to listen...
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