write for longer periods of time

Dear writer,

Writing involves sitting and concentrating for hours at a time. Back aches, numb bottoms, and carpal tunnel syndrome can be distracting. One of the best ways to avoid these problems is to do exercise BEFORE you sit down to write.

Yoga was developed to prepare the body for long periods of stillness during meditation. Yoga also improves focus and blood flow to the brain. This makes it a perfect pre-writing routine.

If you’re feeling sleepy, try more vigorous forms of yoga like The 5 Tibetan Rites or Kundalini yoga. These are more energizing.

You can choose any kind of movement you like—burpees, jumping jacks, Zumba, a jog around the block. Anything to warm up the muscles and oxygenate the brain will do!