Yoga for Writers

I’m a writer. There’s no other explanation for my thirty years involvement with the written word. It’s a wonder that I haven’t killed myself – what with not achieving the fame and acclaim + the brass ring. To my credit I haven’t killed myself, am still happily writing, and feeling quite optimistic don’t mind if I say. To pass the time and as a way of punctuating the thousands of words that I’ve felt called to spit out or birth – if you’ve got those civilized religious sensibilities, with careful study of my favorite writers and their encouragement, I’m now the happy possessor of many useful writer’s quirks.

  • I have a cat
  • I like parties
  • I write in bed
  • I walk my dogs
  • I write at a desk
  • I write standing up
  • I work methodically
  • I weigh myself frequently
  • I keep charts of my progress
  • I drink lots of coffee and alcohol
  • I prefer my own company to that of anyone else
  • I think incessantly about my own interesting ideas
  • I prefer not to spend time with inauthentic people and nut cases
  • I’m highly sexual but spend most of my time alone without a partner
  • I prefer the night to the day, except when I prefer the day to the night
  • I put tiny pebbles on pieces of paper that contain important notes or ideas
  • I spend more time thinking about art, literature, decor, beauty, and design than about car gas consumption or celebrities

Well, enough about me…is there anyone else out there trying to connect with the universe? I’ll accept responses off line, and of course on line if you’ve a mind. The above rant was prompted by my discovery of the first ever article I’ve seen linking yoga and writing. It’s got me wondering if I should offer a course :-)

Title: Yoga, Bukowski and Writing

INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers | Electric Literature.

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New Final Title: The Art & Science of Prescribing Body Love Yoga to Diverse Populations in Medical and Other Settings: A Guide for Yoga Instructors and Program Creators

Long story short, a new title.

When no one commented on the old title, it caught my attention.

So I consulted an executive coach who listened to what I was thinking and came up with the new and now final title:

The Art & Science of Prescribing Body Love Yoga to Diverse Populations in Medical and Other Settings: A Guide for Yoga Instructors and Program Creators.

This title captures my attempt to strengthen the bridge between ‘conventional medicine’ and ‘integrative medicine’, acknowledging both the empirical approach requiring scientifically achieved evidence based understanding as well as the more qualitative reported experience of  diverse human beings.

 

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