Y = Yoga Writing

I’ve been taking part in a yoga program recently and, while bending and contorting my body into various shapes, I can’t help but think that yoga is a little like writing. Hear me out here.

When writing, I sometimes find that I have to sort of bend my way of thinking in order to really capture the essence of a character. This is especially true if a character is so unlike me that I have trouble seeing things from their view.

When trying to write my way out of a corner, sometimes I have to take deep, calming breaths and try to find a new focus in order to see a new avenue for my characters.

Do you find yourself bending or contorting your mind when writing?

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4 thoughts on “Y = Yoga Writing

  1. Hi, dropping in from A to Z. Yes, you do have a point. Something we really have to stretch to get into our characters heads. Wrapping my head around my villains as well as heroes who aren’t always heroic or good. They tend to surprise me.

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    I do find that I “breathe more” when writing. I also, apparently, contour my face more, trying to mimic the expressions of my characters. I’m told that it’s funny to watch me write when I’m deep in thought.

  3. Hello!! Found you on the A to Z Challenge!
    I like this post very much–thought provoking (bending) and relatable! And I agree with the metaphor/analogy… Sometimes you don’t know how flexible, or stable, you can be, until you try…and try…and try some more–like in yoga and in writing!
    Looking forward to reading more of your writing! 😊

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