If you are a writer the chances are you have suffered from writers block at some point. Writer’s blocks are the days where you stare at your computer, or blank sheet of paper and desperately search for ideas and inspiration to write. The longer you stare at the blank computer screen or notepad on your desk, the more stressed and uninspired you become, until eventually you give up and say “I’ll start again tomorrow”.
This sort of behaviour can set up a pattern, you get your heart intent on writing, yet for some reason, you just don’t seem to get the right words out, or worse still, there are no words in your head, just a jumbled selection of moth balls and shopping lists of things you could be doing…. If you are committed to your craft or even if writing is a hobby, you want to reduce the amount of time feeling blocked and uninspired.
What can you do to help inspire you and get you writing again?
As a Yoga Teacher and aspiring writer, I find yoga meditation exercises an ideal tool to help me get into the zone, especially on days when time is short and I feel pressurised to write as scheduled.
Meditation has the ability to calm your mind and clear your head of negative thoughts and emotions. It encourages you to release stress, relax, unlock your creativity and get in the zone. Once your mind is calm and clear it is easier for you to focus and write from your heart.
If you are feeling stuck and lack inspiration, try the following easy yoga meditation exercise which you can do at your desk to release tension and spur your mind and body into writing mode.
Easy Yoga Meditation Exercise
1. Find a quiet space, where you will not be disturbed.
2. Do a few gentle yoga poses, such as the Seated Forward Bend or gentle backward bends.
3. Sit on a chair, make sure your feet touch the floor, keep your back straight and head held high. Rest your hands on your lap.
4. Slowly close your eyes, relax your shoulders and jaw. Allow your toes to relax and spread out.
5. Take a couple deep breaths in and out, through your nose. Allow each breath to be deeper and longer as you breathe out.
6. Spend a few minutes allowing your thoughts to settle as you focus on your breath.
7. Keep your eyes closed and bring your attention to your forehead
8. In the dark space between your eyes, image a candle glowing brightly.
9. Hold that image in your third eye as you stay focused on watching the bright candle flame steadily glowing.
10. Keep your breath steady as you inhale and exhale gently through your nose.
11. Stay still and focus on this image for 2 – 7 minutes.
12. Slowly open your eyes, take one more deep breath in and slowly exhale; sit still for a few minutes, observing the space, quiet and silence all around.
So, if you are feeling stuck, and suffering from Writer’s Block then practice this easy meditation exercise. I would love to know how you get on, and how easy you found this meditation in helping you get into the zone.
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Blessings From Ntathu Allen, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Visit me for further support and encouragement on your personal wellness journey on http://www.yogainspires.co.uk