From Your Mat to Your Memoir

Creating a Yogic Writing Practice to Find and Write Your Life Stories

by Rebecca Lyn Gold

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/11/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9798765245798
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9798765245804
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9798765245811

About the Book

When we encounter obstacles in our writing, it’s easy to assume the problem is all in our heads. But yoga philosophy teaches us that nothing is all in our heads, in part because our minds are just one layer through which we experience our world. We must make space for the stories to reveal themselves before we write. But how do we do that? Rebecca Lyn Gold tackles that question by introducing the pancha kosha theory in yogic philosophy, which highlights the five layers of awareness through which we experience life. She explores how to balance the philosophy alongside practices that bring awareness to each layer in a way that reveals memories and stories. She also leads readers on a twenty-one day journey that includes yogic practices and writing prompts to find and write your life stories. You will be introduced to yoga poses to open areas of the body where trauma or memories may be stored, breath control practices to stimulate and balance the brain, and meditations with mudras and mantras to gain insight and inspiration. Discover how to write deep, authentic life stories with the insights, lessons, and exercises in From Your Mat to Your Memoir.

About the Author

Rebecca Lyn Gold is an author,editor, and yoga and meditation teacher. She is the founder of Yogic Writing, a practice for writers of all levels to break through resistance, uncover memories, and write their life stories. She is also the author of Till There Was You: An Adoption Expectancy Journal; A Wizard Called Woz: A biography of Stephen Wozniak; How To Write It Funny with author/humorist Amy Koko; That's Why We're Here: Stories from Passionate James Taylor Fans; and A Friend Named Sunny Skies: A Memoir of Trauma, Healing, and the Music of James Taylor. She lives with her husband, Osvaldo, in Newport, Rhode Island. They have three children.