Taylore Daniel has degrees in Creative Writing and Fine Arts, is a certified yoga teacher and fitness instructor, and is an experienced corporate trainer and presenter who gives "Yoga for Writers" and "Fitness on the Job" workshops.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A few years ago, I was working full time as a freelance editor, writing my own novel, and taking an online creative writing course to boot, which involved yet more writing and editing. Not to mention, of course, that social media hovered in the background, ready to inhale any spare moments.
Well, tired eyes lead to chronic eyestrain. Sore wrists lead to repetitive strain injuries. And my entire body felt like it was falling apart. I was young, but felt physically old. My body was crying out for a change.
It was an awakening to realize that my passion for writing, editing and social media had a cost. And that my body was paying the price. I asked myself, “If I’m already feeling out of shape, how am I going to feel a year from now? Or five years? Or ten?”
If sitting is the new smoking, I was a chain smoker gasping for breath.
All too clearly, I could see where this sedentary lifestyle was leading. And I took a hard look at myself, my life, and my work. And I knew I had to make a very tough decision.
I quit writing.
For five years.
I felt completely lost without writing, but was determined to shift gears. I got my certification as a yoga teacher, then as a fitness instructor, and I took a Qi Gong teacher training course.
I’m not a fitness nut by nature and I didn’t become one, but I was striving to build more movement into my days and my weeks and my life. And I did.
Then, unable to suppress my yen to write, I knew I had to find a way to join together movement and writing. I had to make this calling that is writing into something that could include quick and easy exercises that can be done even while sitting at a laptop or standing behind a desk.
Introducing a remarkable way to improve your energy, strength and flexibility with innovative yoga moves that can be done sitting at your computer or standing behind your desk. No mats, special clothing or floorwork required.