Jeanette Stofleth is a professional musician who plays guitar, bass, piano, drums, and more. In addition, she is the lead singer for The Acoustics. Recreationally, Jeanette Stofleth practices yoga, which has been linked to creativity.
Researchers have found a profound connection between yoga, especially yogic breathing, and an increase in alpha brain waves, which are associated with lower stress levels, heightened and a higher sense of creativity. Meditating after your yoga practice or before you drift off to sleep at night as Jeanette likes to do each night in order to let go of daily stresses even for just those moments with herself in silence. Regular meditation can increase activity in the frontal cortex and can even cause that part of the brain to enlarge. The frontal cortex is associated with focus and concentration, which is essential for creativity.
Yoga can also increase creativity by removing common emotional impediments, such as fear. Through yoga, we learn to let go, release stress and unwanted emotions at the cellular level so that we can approach our work from a place of reflection and inner serenity.
Now, just close your eyes......and breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Awwww...