Writing Hack #34⁠—How to Cure Your Writing Hangover⁠s—Yoga for Writers

Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #34 Yoga for Writers by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #34—Yoga for Writers; Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Craving to Publish

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Today, I want to share an amazing discovery—Yoga for Writers! For three years I wrote nearly non-stop. Oh, the aches and pains! The muse had me so inspired that I considered the bathroom break as a rude but necessary interruption. This is what can happen when you are on a writing sabbatical in the Caribbean–or your mind simply forgets the body during inspired writing session. It was glorious, but my body paid the price. That is until I discovered Yoga for writers!

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitBack when the muse was turned on fully, I worked 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week! However, now, I am lucky if I get 2 or 3 hours a day of writing. I need to spend so much time on infrastructure and marketing. Gone are the days when putting up a website on the Internet when it was faster and easier and cheaper than a brick and mortar store. Now everything is just as expensive and complicated when you own virtual real estate.

Yoga for Writers is Saving My Body

But I digress. I return to Yoga for Writers. What a wonderful discovery! My body took a great toll from writing for all these years. I wrote and published several books in those days, and the books have taken good care of me. However, a couple of years ago, I had to acknowledge a “crick” in my neck which was so severe it leads to numbness and tingling in my left pinkie. Then, a year later, my thumbs started experiencing a tunnel carpel situation.

Not one for traditional medicine, I went to the chiropractor for my neck for about a year. In addition, I added monthly massage to my healing routine. It took a year and a half, and the crick in my neck softened and disappeared. But, I realized that I needed more than that to reverse all the unnatural tension in my body. I needed prevention—daily prevention.

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Yoga for Writers Keeps Your Writing Flow Going

Enter YOGA. Yoga in its gentle but firm approach has helped me to unwind the tension from the 20 books I have written over the past 10 years! At first, having worked out as a body builder, Yoga seemed at first to be very minimalistic. However, after a few sessions of trying Yoga, I discovered its power. The gentleness of it keeps me in my writing mind.

Now that I am a Yoga enthusiast, what is even more exciting is a new Yoga practice introduced on YouTube by Adrienne. She has made a special half-hour yoga practice for writers! This is fantastic. As writers, we need to get up every few hours and do a little yoga to keep our bodies from clenching up into a ball in various places.

I love how Yoga can help my hands and wrists and neck and lower back extend, and unwind. If you spend more than 3 or 4 hours a day writing, be sure and give Adrienne’s Yoga for Writers a chance!


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

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