Warrior of the Week: Allison Meyer

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I grew up in California and worked my way north to Bellingham a little more than four years ago. I enjoy adventuring on the water, in the forest, and the mountains with my puppy Mochi. I work in Mount Vernon as an Osteopathic Physician and Core Faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Skagit Regional Health. 

How long have you been practicing at Flux Power Yoga? How did you know this was your place?

I’ve been practicing at Flux Power Yoga intermittently since its opening, and more consistently since being joined by my husband, Kitri, and my stepmother, Sharon, at Flux. I was immediately hooked by the studio feel, view, sunrises, and sunsets. I’ve enjoyed the consistent nurturing of the post yoga sweat, and I was encouraged to keep coming back by the friendly yoga teachers and community.

How has your practiced evolved and /or what benefits have you gotten in your practice and in your life?

Yoga allows me to let go of whatever arises during the day to day. It is a structured time and place for me to bring a sense of conscious awareness back into my body and breath, and to bring a sense of ease and movement into my being.

Favorite pose and why?

On a day where I have been sitting, standing, or stagnant for too long, extended side angle pose provides the most relief, and pigeon provides the most release.  On a playful day, my favorite pose is flip dog.

Any advice for new yogis?

My advice for new yogi’s is to be gentle with yourself and to bring a curious mind to the exploration of getting to know what feels good to your individual body, and to delight in the different ways the same sequence can feel with the ebbs and flows of consistent practice.

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