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Tuesday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Taming the Monkey Mind: Yoga and Creative Focus

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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.

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Christa Avampato

Founder / TeacherCompass YogaI am a yoga teacher and yoga therapist who learns from my students every day, a product developer who is equally inspired by new technology and ancient wisdom, and a writer who believes that creativity and determination is the most powerful duo on Ear... Read More →

Jennilyn Carson

FounderYogaDorkJennilyn Carson is founder and Editor-in-Chief of YogaDork.com, a popular yoga blog offering commentary on yoga news and culture with wit and wisdom, which has been featured and profiled in the New York Times.

Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Marriott Courtyard, Rio Grande B

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