This post complements others about establishing a writing practice. I've been using my yoga practice as an analogy. One of the key questions I asked myself when establishing a home yoga practice was "How do I make this easy?". Some of the elements of my answer: The smallest possible amount … [Read more...] about How to make it easy for YOU
Learned in Yoga Class
How yoga influences how I work with clients. I don’t expect you to do yoga. You don’t even have to attempt the pose I’m going to talk about. Ever. In your whole life. The point of this series is that yoga has taught me some interesting things about how to approach other things.
In my Planning classes I talk about how you learn to juggle by tossing one beanbag from one hand to the other. Your goal is form and consistency. Once you have that, you can add more beanbags, change from beanbags to something else, and do something that looks much more like juggling. You can't … [Read more...] about Developing a new practice: An update on my yoga practice
One of the things my yoga teachers are constantly reminding us about is that using supports is not a sign of weakness. Sometimes, in order to get the benefit of a pose, you need to use a block or a strap or modify the pose in some way. People vary. We are not all the same biologically, … [Read more...] about Using the supports you need
You are probably worried about being able to write high quality academic prose, to get it published, to write and publish enough of it, and so on. You may look at my advice to write for 15 minutes a day and think that is never going to help you with that. What useful writing can you do in 15 … [Read more...] about What that 15 minute practice looks like
Do you want to be an academic who writes regularly? In December, 2014, I decided that I wanted to be someone who practices yoga regularly. I’ve done enough yoga to know that it is good for me to do it regularly. I have a teacher locally that I really like. But I had fallen out of the habit of … [Read more...] about my new yoga practice, or practicing what I preach