Back to Life: Let’s Focus on the Feels, Not the Looks

This is not what I was going to originally post. I had written an extremely personal account of how I was body shamed constantly as a kid and teenager. The message was, of […]

Exercise & 50s: A MtM Journey That Changed Her Life

I have to credit this idea to Elizabeth Todd. Ellen has that impact on people. Just last week, Ellen and Elizabeth (I call her “Fancy Pants”) were in the same class together. Ellen’s […]

Empowering You!

One of our biggest and most important values in our culture here at Mind the Mat is empowerment. Our goal is to empower ourselves to heal with movement, empower ourselves to solve problems, […]

Mind the Mask: A Studio Update

Giving up would have been easier. Closing our doors forever would have been a relief. In fact, saying goodbye to MtM could have opened up other opportunities. Just the other day, an old […]

Don’t Crack Your Neck

Do you crack your neck? It feels good, doesn’t it? I know, I know. I used to as well. The power to “give yourself an adjustment” and self-treat your own neck combined with that […]

Resiliency After “Failure” – A Birth Story

Meryl, our featured author, is the one who actually told me about this horrific fact in the U.S.: Black women are astonishingly more likely to die from pregnancy related complications… solely because of the […]

Get Busy Living

Okay folks, it’s time to get busy living. We all had a tough year. Normally around this time, as we proclaim our resolutions, many gyms and fitness studios, Mind the Mat alike, launch […]

Five Things You Can Do for Your Spine Right Now

Problems with the spine are a big issue. In fact, in the U.S., back and neck pain is actually a multi-billion dollar issue. These days, I’m hearing more and more complaints about neck […]

The Great Outdoors (of Alexandria)

Remember that line Jack says to Rose as she is standing on the back of the Titanic threatening to jump? “You seem like kind of an indoor girl.” That’s me. I’m an indoor […]

Coming in HAWT

It’s that time of year again here at Mind the Mat. For seven years, we’ve enrolled a cohort of curious minds into our signature Yoga Teacher training, and we start a new format […]

Let’s Move Outside

On a day like today, one reflects. My husband and I both lost someone on 9/11. One human, a high school friend and another human, a college teammate, were both working on the […]

What Now?

This month, I got to spend two weeks away on a not-so-crowded beach in North Carolina. It was so physically detached, that we were able to pretend we were in different times. While […]

You Asked, I Answered!

When I write for Stylebook, I feel like I focus on the topics that interest me the most. So, I took to Instagram and asked for your questions (please follow me at @drmeganbrown […]

What is the Perfect Workout?

Well, I’m a bit biased of course, but when equipment access is limited, the method with the least number of barriers but the highest amount of benefits sounds pretty perfect to me. Enter […]

There is Only One Word

There is one word. One word that describes the feeling I get teaching so many amazing people at Mind the Mat. This word was the thing I longed for as a child. Even […]

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