Writing Hack #34—Yoga for Writers; Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Craving to Publish
By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker
I want to share a unique writing aid—Yoga for Writers! For three years I wrote nearly non-stop. Oh, the aches and pains! The muse so inspired me that I considered the bathroom break as a rude but necessary interruption. This is what can happen when seized by a writing streak in the Caribbean–or when the mind forgets the body during an inspired writing session. The non-stop inspiration was glorious, but my body paid the price. That is, until I discovered Yoga for writers!
When the muse was fully operational, I wrote 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week! However, now, I am lucky if I can steal 2 or 3 hours a day to write. This is due to the time required for infrastructure and marketing. A few years ago, building a website was faster, easier, and cheaper than owning-p[=[ a brick and mortar store. Now, maintaining an Internet presence is expensive and complicated.
Yoga for Writers is Saving My Body
But I digress. I return to Yoga for Writers. What a wonderful discovery! My body took a great toll from writing for all these years. I wrote and published several books in those days, and the books have taken good care of me. However, a couple of years ago, I had to acknowledge a “crick” in my neck which was so severe it leads to numbness and tingling in my left pinkie. Then, a year later, my thumbs started experiencing a tunnel carpel situation.
Not one for traditional medicine, I went to the chiropractor for my neck for about a year. In addition, I added monthly massage to my healing routine. It took a year and a half, and the crick in my neck softened and disappeared. But, I realized that I needed more than that to reverse all the unnatural tension in my body. I needed prevention—daily prevention.
Yoga for Writers Keeps Your Writing Flow Going
Enter YOGA. Yoga in its gentle but firm approach has helped me to unwind the tension from the 20 books I have written over the past 10 years! At first, having worked out as a body builder, Yoga seemed at first to be very minimalistic. However, after a few sessions of trying Yoga, I discovered its power. The gentleness of it keeps me in my writing mind.
Now that I am a Yoga enthusiast, what is even more exciting is a new Yoga practice introduced on YouTube by Adrienne. She has made a special half-hour yoga practice for writers! This is fantastic. As an aspiring writer and publishing coach, we need to get up every few hours and do a little yoga to keep our bodies from clenching up into a ball in various places.
I love how Yoga can help my hands and wrists and neck and lower back extend, and unwind. If you spend more than 3 or 4 hours a day writing, be sure and give Adrienne’s Yoga for Writers a chance!
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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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