Tag Archives: Yoga

A Head Clearing Ritual

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

I’m a morning person, always have been, so my day begins around 5am, Monday-Friday. Perhaps you are the same, perhaps not. But getting up early didn’t necessarily mean that I was ready to hunker down and work on my book.

In fact, it took me an embarrassingly long time to sort out what I needed to ready myself to write, but once I did, I found that having a pre-writing ritual, one that begins before I go to bed, has helped me prepare, physically and mentally, to focus on my work. Continue reading

Take a Deep Breath, Say OM, Then Write.

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

I believe the care we give our body affects how successful we are as writers. When we are well fed and well rested, our brains become magnificent instruments. Throw some exercise in the mix and I believe your brain becomes one well oiled machine.

I’ve heard of writers taking walks, even running, to summon their creative juices. In fact, I am sure there are any number of exercises that can conjure the creative flow. For me, having practiced yoga for Continue reading