We all know the pains—the bulge in your neck, the stiff shoulders, the sore back. This is the price we readers pay.
Starting the day with morning stretches provides a boost to the metabolism, inspires more creative thought, and sets your day on a purposeful track. That’s why we at Gilead Publishing thought readers and writers need their own style of yoga.
The story arch controls the entire book, just like this pose which tones the abs, arms, and core. Begin like you are doing a pushup and hold your arms straight out. Keep this pose as long as you can without back pain.
Criss-cross, applesauce.This cross-legged seated position allows full page turning ability and stretching of the spine and inner thighs. Most readers are well acquainted with this pose.
Don’t squirm, bookworm. Lie flat on the stomach with legs straight and relax your neck and shoulders.
Stop the block and stretch it out! This pose is calming and curative. Simply kneel and drape your body over your knees. Relax your body and mind. When ready, go write.
Mark your page with this pose. Stand up tall and look forward. Relax your arms by your side and pretend you are being pressed into a book, with all your cares emptying from your mind and dripping onto the page.
TURN THE PAGE
Beware of paper cuts! Sit in basic reader and lift your arms high. Slowly lower one arm to the ground while you reach the other one high. Switch to stretch neck and arms.