Updated: Nov 26, 2020
Oh friends, couldn't we all use a little bit of peace and calm this week (and every week)? I am wishing you some deep belly-breaths, soothing stretches, and a moment of mindfulness in what feels like constant chaos.
One place where it's usually chaotic is inside a writer's brain, amirite? So many ideas and words float around then bubble to the surface, only to dive back down into the dark depths and hide themselves again. I always have several writing (& editorial) projects going on at once, and I personally find that having this buzz in my brain generates more creativity than having a placid mind does.
But what to do when you just need to calm it all down (and maybe get some sleep, for goodness sake)? I've been practicing Yoga with Adriene for years, and doing yoga before bed really helps quiet my mind. Many of you will know who Adriene is, but for those who don't, she is a YouTube yoga sensation. Some of you will know I'm a bit hung up on yoga, and have even done a webinar called Picture Book Yoga in which I parallel the revision process to the yoga practice.
A few weeks ago I was digging through Adriene's YouTube channel offering and found a yoga practice for writers! Sweet savasanah--it was amazing and really fueled me, so I wanted to share it with you all here. It's about a half hour long and has a surprise mantra at the end that is totally inspiring. Did I possibly shed a tear of relief by the end of this practice? Maybe. Will you? Check it out and see for yourself:
Also great is Adriene's Yoga to Shift Perspective, which is all around good for writing and human-ing.
Wishing you all moments of peace and joy!