How Yoga Inspires Creativity

September is National Yoga Month, but my yoga practice creates a cycle of creativity that lasts throughout the year.


Julie M. Gentile practices modified triangle pose on beach with sand, water and trees
I get a creativity boost every time I practice yoga.

Where do you get your ideas? How did you think of that?


For me, it all began in September 2008—the same month and year September officially became National Yoga Month—when I took my first yoga class.


Here we are, 13 years later, and I’ve been practicing yoga for all of this time and teaching it for a decade. The No. 1 thing that stands out to me about my life pre-yoga to the present is my courage to be more creative.


True, I knew I wanted to be a writer before my first yoga class, but it became more real, more of a habit, more following my dharma (life’s path) when I began to practice yoga.


I’d get ideas during meditation and when doing yoga poses, so I started keeping paper next to my mat to jot down anything that popped up so I wouldn’t forget it and it would be gone forever.


Yoga has inspired me to follow my dreams and make many of them happen. It has helped me realize that I can boldly bring creativity to anything.


This is why I choose to celebrate yoga all year long—not just during National Yoga Month. Are you ready to for the steady stream of ideas?

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