How Yoga Helps Me Write

Preparing for my author event at Bikram Yoga Riverdale this Saturday, I'm reflecting on how yoga helps my writing. Yoga is a moving meditation. It allows me to focus on breathing and poses for 90 minutes during which I become calm. When my mind wanders, I practice “breathing” and “smiling,” two valuable habits. Yoga helps rest and restore my analytical mind. I've practiced yoga since my teens. It restores my body from the risks of sedentary desk work: sitting, hunching, staring at a computer screen, and using a mouse. The poses strengthen and relax me and when I feel strong and healthy, my creative ideas flow better. Creative ideas that I may have been working on “in background” arrive as ne

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