Hacking Yoga
Developing a Developers Practice for
Productivity and Health
Who?

Roger Williams
@halfacat
Sales Geek
Yoga Student/Teacher
Attention Defici... Lets
Ride bikes
Why?
Integration/Balance
Getting older - RSI
Open vs. Closed
Alternative to Pharmacare
#fatoff!!!



                     ...
WTF?




http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhl/241180672/   http://www.flickr.com/photos/akalat/2242940421/




Hacking + Yoga = ...
Restart and Reboot


 Close your eyes




                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickerbulb/1603743023/
Hacking: a very brief history



                                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarynmarie/218965633/


1...
Richard Stallman
Hacking is: "exploring
the limits of what is
possible”
Yoga is “to control”,
“to yoke”, or “to unite”
the...
Eric Raymond
The Hacker Attitude
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html




                          http://www....
The Hacker Attitude
 1. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to
 be solved.




 http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
The Hacker Attitude
 1. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to
 be solved.
 Yoga Attitude - take action with...
The Hacker Attitude
2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice.




 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cw_ye/2952033606/
The Hacker Attitude
2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice.
Yoga Attitude - Focus on the present -Dharana




 ...
The Hacker Attitude
3. Boredom and drudgery are evil.




 http://www.flickr.com/photos/uomoelettrico/2585602948/
The Hacker Attitude
3. Boredom and drudgery are evil.
Yoga Attitude - observe and commit to practice -
Niyama




 http://...
The Hacker Attitude
4. Freedom is good.




 http://www.flickr.com/photos/16038409@N02/2327138220/
The Hacker Attitude
4. Freedom is good.
Yoga Attitude - Liberation of mind FTW! - Samadhi




 http://www.flickr.com/photos...
The Hacker Attitude
    5. Attitude is no substitute for competence.




http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmtredinnick/362...
The Hacker Attitude
     5. Attitude is no substitute for competence.
     Yoga attitude - Ditto - Roger




http://www.fli...
Yoga: an even briefer history

 Over 5000 years old
 Stonehenge - 2500BC




                       http://www.flickr.com/p...
Yoga Sutras
1.2 - "Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively
toward an object and sustain that direction without ...
Modern Yoga

Workout focused




                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/alli_cat/411591760/
“hello, world”
 Mountain Pose - Tadasana




                       http://www.flickr.com/photos/coda/142856948/sizes/o/
“hello, world”

 Breath Control - Pranayama




                http://www.flickr.com/photos/werkunz/3680331543/
Bring it together

 Physical Practice - Asana
 Breath Control - Pranyama
 Meditation - Dhyana




                        ...
Going further


 Take a class
 Develop your own practice
 Read - Yoga Sutras

                             http://www.flick...
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Hacking Yoga is focused on helping programmers see yoga in a different light so that they will take action in preventing their bodies from falling into disrepair. This presentation sets out to show the similarities in Hacking philosophy with Yoga Practice and how the two can coexist and even thrive together.

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    1. 1. Hacking Yoga Developing a Developers Practice for Productivity and Health
    2. 2. Who? Roger Williams @halfacat Sales Geek Yoga Student/Teacher Attention Defici... Lets Ride bikes
    3. 3. Why? Integration/Balance Getting older - RSI Open vs. Closed Alternative to Pharmacare #fatoff!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/
    4. 4. WTF? http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhl/241180672/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/akalat/2242940421/ Hacking + Yoga = ???
    5. 5. Restart and Reboot Close your eyes http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickerbulb/1603743023/
    6. 6. Hacking: a very brief history http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarynmarie/218965633/ 1960’s shows up in CompSci Dept’s Richard Stallman Eric Raymond Outliers Trivia - both born in mid 1950’s
    7. 7. Richard Stallman Hacking is: "exploring the limits of what is possible” Yoga is “to control”, “to yoke”, or “to unite” the mind, body, and world http://www.flickr.com/photos/davespilbrow/3200031698/
    8. 8. Eric Raymond The Hacker Attitude http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblndl/471539849/
    9. 9. The Hacker Attitude 1. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/2658538283/
    10. 10. The Hacker Attitude 1. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved. Yoga Attitude - take action without concern for results - Karma Yoga http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/2658538283/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/22280677@N07/3003916131/
    11. 11. The Hacker Attitude 2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cw_ye/2952033606/
    12. 12. The Hacker Attitude 2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice. Yoga Attitude - Focus on the present -Dharana http://www.flickr.com/photos/cw_ye/2952033606/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wtlphotos/2139923706/
    13. 13. The Hacker Attitude 3. Boredom and drudgery are evil. http://www.flickr.com/photos/uomoelettrico/2585602948/
    14. 14. The Hacker Attitude 3. Boredom and drudgery are evil. Yoga Attitude - observe and commit to practice - Niyama http://www.flickr.com/photos/uomoelettrico/2585602948/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/_imax/1176075516/
    15. 15. The Hacker Attitude 4. Freedom is good. http://www.flickr.com/photos/16038409@N02/2327138220/
    16. 16. The Hacker Attitude 4. Freedom is good. Yoga Attitude - Liberation of mind FTW! - Samadhi http://www.flickr.com/photos/16038409@N02/2327138220/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/3525986871/
    17. 17. The Hacker Attitude 5. Attitude is no substitute for competence. http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmtredinnick/362911850/
    18. 18. The Hacker Attitude 5. Attitude is no substitute for competence. Yoga attitude - Ditto - Roger http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmtredinnick/362911850/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolmtredinnick/362911850/
    19. 19. Yoga: an even briefer history Over 5000 years old Stonehenge - 2500BC http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyarmstrong/3798049788/
    20. 20. Yoga Sutras 1.2 - "Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without any distraction.” - approx 200BC http://www.flickr.com/photos/robabroad/648464475/
    21. 21. Modern Yoga Workout focused http://www.flickr.com/photos/alli_cat/411591760/
    22. 22. “hello, world” Mountain Pose - Tadasana http://www.flickr.com/photos/coda/142856948/sizes/o/
    23. 23. “hello, world” Breath Control - Pranayama http://www.flickr.com/photos/werkunz/3680331543/
    24. 24. Bring it together Physical Practice - Asana Breath Control - Pranyama Meditation - Dhyana http://www.flickr.com/photos/scootzsx/3870559168/
    25. 25. Going further Take a class Develop your own practice Read - Yoga Sutras http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_y_s/2305290082/

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