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Taming the Monkey Mind: Yoga and Creative Focus

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

The perfect way to wrap-up your SXSW experience: a lively and carefree conversation about how yoga can help you easily access your creativity and imagination at will.

We all know this feeling of being under the gun with a deadline, needing to access our most creative ideas at a moment's notice. When we really need our creative muse to show up, she somehow has the uncanny ability to hide like a needle in a haystack and then show up at 3:00am as we bolt upright out of bed, making our way in the dark to scribble down the ideas she's handed to us. For too long we've accepted that's just the way creativity and imagination work - unpredictably.

Yoga - physical postures, breathing techniques, and visualization - helps us tap into our imaginations at will and with ease, exactly when we need them. A regular yoga practice keeps our minds sharp, helps us make connections between seemingly disparate bits of information that may otherwise go unnoticed, and imagine solutions to complex challenges. It gives us a way forward.

This session is helpful for everyone who needs to tap into their own creativity on a regular basis - from performers to programmers, in all mediums.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Christa Avampato

Product developer, writer, yoga teacher & founder of nonprofit compassyoga.com, recovering multi-tasker, purpose-driven traveler. 2012 res: FT entrepreneurship bio from Twitter

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Jennilyn Carson

yogadorks to the max, offering commentary on the latest yoga news with wit and wisdom. in tweet form. bio from Twitter

8 attendees

  • Arena Reed
  • Christa Avampato
  • cindy vermeulen
  • hugh garry
  • Koen Verhagen
  • Rohan Gunatillake
  • TyKisha
  • yogadork

11 trackers

  • Jessica Clark
  • Sean Patrick Henry
  • Carrie Stalder
  • Brian Duggan
  • rachel m
  • Emilia Blom
  • Karin Ackerholm
  • Katie Felten
  • Laura Gaunt
  • Liang Shi
  • Mo

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When

Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011

Session type

Core Conversation

Session Hash Tag

#creativitynow

Short URL

lanyrd.com/scrxk

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