In Episode 8 of Yoga for Writing, we discuss the yogic philosophy of Bramacharya. Writers have done a lot historically to glorify drug and alcohol addiction, but at what cost? The stereotype of the romantic drunk author pounding away at his keyboard in Key West has created the false idea that we can call upon the muse with the use of mind-altering substances. The yogic yama, Bramacharya, asks for moderation in all things. Miserable writers may want to consider what kind of activities they are over-indulging in and how they might be stealing from their creativity.