Journey from the Center to the Page Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing

ISBN-10: 0976684381

ISBN-13: 9780976684381

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Jeff Davis

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"In addition to suggesting specific yoga exercises for various writing roadblocks . . . this is a substantial writing guide, with lessons in voice, symbol, syntax and dialogue."-Dallas Morning News With wisdom for writers at any level and in any genre, nationally known writing and yoga instructor Jeff Davis shows writers how yoga's principles and practical tools can deepen their writing practice and increase their versatility writers. A grounded guide to the body-mind-imagination connection, this book shows ways for writers to reconnect with their deeper intentions for writing, sustain concentration and confidence when writing, and write with an authentic voice.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jeff Davisis currently Director of Software Architecture at a major pre-employmentscreening firm, where he leads a web services team in implementing SOA-basedintegration strategies to the company's many high-technology clients. He was previouslySenior Consultant at Enterprise Solutions where he ran his own consultingpractice focusing on ERP, eProcurement, and custom software developmentfor large corporate clients. He also managed a team that developed FirstAmerican's Web-based Underwriting Library and several human resource applications.As Vice President of Development at, an internet #147;; startup,he developed a digital marketplace for the exchange of information and/orservices and oversaw development of the transactional engine and web site.

Remember Your Body
The Four Preparations: Intention, Time, Perseverance, Concentration
Put on the Robe: What are You Writing For?
Show Up & Shape Time
Stoke Your Writer's Fire
Ride the Wave of Concentration
Setting Out: Consciousness & Craft
From Pea to Garden: Consciousness & Craft
The Art of First Drafts
Unspoken Words, Unstruck Sounds: To Throw an Authentic Voice
Presence & the Writer's Reservoir of Images
The Genius of Wonder in Waking Dream
Rain & the Brain: Embodied Metaphors & Symbols
Bliss in a Toothbrush: Writing Into Things
Listening to the Sunrise: Music in Poetry & Prose
The Kiss of Syntax, Rhythm, and Kirtan
Non-Violence & the Art of Dialogue as Revelation
Navigating Emotional Crags for Complexity
When the Inner Heckler Calls
Dogs, Lovers, and Other Things that Bite: Writing the Truth
A Web of Contradictions: Writing the Self in Memoir, Poetry, & Fiction
Stories of Scars and Deep Memories: Writing Beyond Trauma
Compassion for the Good, the Bad, & the Downright Depraved
Be Careful What You Hate: From Anger to Satire
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Eating Leaves and Other Ways to Re-vision for Form
Letting Go of Delusion and Control: Revise!
Friendly Warnings of Inauthenticity
For Writers Who Already PracticeYoga
A Writers' Sat-sanga
A Call to Teachers of Creative Writing
Yoga As Muse Lab: Muses of the Other Arts
Glossary of Key Terms
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