Stories We Keep: A Yoga as Muse Anthology
Edited by Dawn Curtis and Robin Bourjaily
Contributors: Bhavi Rivais, Dawn Curtis, Cat Holm, Tanya Robie, Robin Bourjaily
Stories We Keep: A Yoga As Muse Anthology is a diverse collection of tales that have a common thread—the practice the authors share to spark their creativity: Yoga As Muse (YAM for short). These are authentic writings of new love, betrayal, and coming of age, brought to the page through movement, meditation, and the breath. And enjoy a few yam recipes thrown into the mix to sweeten things up!
Excerpt from the introduction:
To understand the nuances of Yoga As Muse, imagine your body as a clay bottle. It contains truths, memories, image-shards, and wild impulses that can be wielded into words and glazed into phrases. Our bodies hold stories. They are, in the most direct sense, story keepers.
But how do we stay with and shape these stories on the page? How do we tend to these stray pulses that arise in that imaginative nether world that is not mysterious and yet is?
Yoga As Muse gives writers the means to do just that. It gives us the tools to engage our bodies, breath, and self-awareness as part of the writing process.
~ Jeffrey Davis, from the Introduction to Stories We
Keep: A Yoga As Muse Anthology