Episode 14: What does yoga have to do with writing?

For this episode, we sat down with Divya Kohli, Olivia’s yoga teacher and friend, to talk about how the practices of yoga and writing relate to each other.

Divya teaches yoga and meditation for “the whole being”, a practice which can enliven  our bodies, minds and consciousness and help us throughout our path in life. London-based and a dedicated practitioner since 2000, she’s been a full time senior level teacher since 2006 offering community classes, retreats and bespoke tuition. A former newspaper journalist, she has a continued passion for writing… and using words like we use the breath in yoga, as a way to connect more fully.

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In this episode

Sukha, finding ease

Lucy Honeychurch is a reference to a character in E.M. Forster’s A Room With A View

“The unexamined life is not worth living” –Socrates, just before his suicide, according to Plato in The Apology

Bhagavad Gita

Tao Te Ching

Alicia de los Reyes’s podcast (subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher)

Scrivener writing software

The actual quote from Mary Karr (from the Paris Review) is:

If you haven’t thrown away a thousand, then you don’t have four hundred that are worth a shit.