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You can’t spell recreation without creation

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Within weeks of taking my first yoga class, dozens of new ideas, thoughts, language, metaphors, examples, inspirations, influences and textures, that I never would have come across elsewhere, started pouring out me.

Which is interesting, considering how much sweat literally pours out of my body during class.

But once yoga became a staple in my recreational life, the level of originality in my writing skyrocketed to new levels. It’s like someone unlocked a valve, I took trip to another land and my feet have never returned to the ground.

You truly can’t spell recreation without creation.

Where do you get your best ideas?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and workstudy volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.