Yoga for Writers…

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, we’re talking about something to love—yoga.

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Okay, before you tune out and say, “It’s not for me,” I’m begging you: give it a try.  Yoga can change your life for the better.

Yoga is an ultimate body workout that calms your mind and your raging thoughts. It clears away the excess baggage you’re carrying, because it’s about the breath. So even if you’re a novice, all you need to focus on is your breathing, and you’re sure to get the benefits of class. Plus, yoga studios are non-judgmental environments—so no one is judging or criticizing. Really.

I’m not a yoga instructor, so for more info and particulars on poses, check out yoga blogs like Yoga Journal etc. (I included a link below!)

Saying that, I’ll tell you there are certain poses I believe can help all writers – and non-writers, too!

This week we’ll talk about my favorite:

Pigeon Pose. Yup. It can be tough, but nothing opens your hips and for me, my lower back, like Pigeon Pose. As you hold the pose and breathe, something—wonderful—opens in your lower back. I experience a bundle of energy that feels like a vibrating power. Cool, right?

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Now my yogi friends tell me this is my Sacral Chakra which is responsible for creativity and sexuality, among other things.

Creativity and sexuality—this has to be the chakra for romance writers. 😉

There are variations of Pigeon Pose. I like to forward fold in my One-Legged Pigeon Pose.

Here’s a link to Yoga Journal with more info

So, my writer and non-writer friends, please, please try a yoga class! Try it out—and then come on back and let me know what you think. At the very least you’ll have a new experience to write about—and probably a very open body and mind to focus on your work.

Already a yogi or a yogini? Great! Let us know! Share your favorite poses or stories.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading! And Posing!



About cathrinegoldstein

Author of romance and YA fiction... View all posts by cathrinegoldstein

One response to “Yoga for Writers…

  • Linda Hornung

    I tried a session on meditation and creativity this weekend at a workshop and loved it. Not the same as yoga, but I also like your information on the pigeon pose–a great combination for me!


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