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Meditation Made Simple

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Prakash Raman debunks common myths and explains the science behind meditation and its benefits, the challenges people face, the practical and easy tools useful to experience, the benefits of a life less stressed, more focused, and more productive. Filmed at qconsf.com.

Prakash Raman is in Executive Development at LinkedIn, where he brings practical tools that leaders can use daily to help recognize and achieve their potential. He coaches, facilitates, and conducts workshops focused on leading through values, connection and the shared human experience. His experience prior to LinkedIn enables him to take a unique, and actionable approach to developing leaders.

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Meditation Made Simple

  1. 1. Meditation Made
  2. 2. InfoQ.com: News & Community Site • 750,000 unique visitors/month • Published in 4 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese) • Post content from our QCon conferences • News 15-20 / week • Articles 3-4 / week • Presentations (videos) 12-15 / week • Interviews 2-3 / week • Books 1 / month Watch the video with slide synchronization on InfoQ.com! https://www.infoq.com/presentations/ meditation-myths
  3. 3. Purpose of QCon - to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation Strategy - practitioner-driven conference designed for YOU: influencers of change and innovation in your teams - speakers and topics driving the evolution and innovation - connecting and catalyzing the influencers and innovators Highlights - attended by more than 12,000 delegates since 2007 - held in 9 cities worldwide Presented at QCon San Francisco www.qconsf.com
  4. 4. 1 MIN
  5. 5. REDUCED STRESS
  6. 6. MORE CREATIVITY
  7. 7. STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS
  8. 8. IMPROVED COGNITION
  9. 9. • After 8 week course: Reduced activity in amygdala and increased activity in prefrontal cortex to help regulate emotions • After 11 hours of meditation: Structural changes in the ACC, helping improve focus • After 4 days of meditation, higher working memory and executive functioning
  10. 10. TIPS TO SUSTAIN YOUR PRACTICE 1. Understand the Why 2. Start small: 3 – 5 minutes per day 3. Create and Stick to a routine 4. Set a goal and track yourself 5. Be aware of the force that creates resistance 6. Celebrate!
  11. 11. 5 STEPS TO MEDITATION 1. Prepare 2. Calm Your Mind 3. Focus on Your Breath 4. If Attention Wanders, Gently Bring Back the Focus 5. Slowly Come Out of Meditation
  12. 12. Myths of Meditation Benefits of Meditation Tips to Sustain Your Practice 5 Steps to Meditation Meditate
  13. 13. THANK YOU THANK YOU
  14. 14. Watch the video with slide synchronization on InfoQ.com! https://www.infoq.com/presentations/ meditation-myths

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