Boost your creativity through yoga

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Many non-practisers, may think of yoga, as a kind of light gymnastics for agile women, alternatively, a leg-bending practice of Indian yogis dressed in loincloths, somehow related to fakirs resting on beds of nails. While yoga could be both of that, it is also much more.

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Boostra din kreativitet med yoga

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Många icke-utövare, kanske tänker på yoga, som en slags lätt-gymnastik för smidiga kvinnor, alternativt, en benböjande övning av indiska yogier klädda i höftskynken, som på något sätt är relaterade till fakirer på spikmattor. Medan yoga kan vara både och, är det också mycket mer.

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Creative innovations don’t come easily

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There is a deceptive notion that some persons are innately creative, and with a brilliant mind they come up with ground breaking innovative ideas out of nowhere. This deception has come from stories about the great geniuses whose ideas were instantaneous. Maybe the best example is the story of how the observation of a falling apple sparked Isaac Newton’s new concepts of physics.

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Kreativa innovationer kommer inte av sig själva

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Det finns en bedräglig uppfattning att vissa personer är medfött kreativa och med ett briljant sinne kan komma upp med banbrytande innovativa idéer från ingenstans. Denna missuppfattning har uppkommit från berättelser om de stora genierna, vars idéer varit omedelbara. Kanske är det bästa exemplet historien om hur ett fallande äpple plötsligt gav Isaac Newtons idén till den nya mekanistiska fysiken.

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Akbar and Birbal riddles

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Once upon a time (1542–1605) there was a wise and learned Mughal emperor of India, named Akbar. In his court Akbar had “the nine jewels of Akbar”, which were not jewels but his most important advisors. Each of the advisor had his own skill, but the one especially known for his intelligence was Birbal. Emperor Akbar often enjoyed testing Birbal’s wit with various riddles.

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Akbar och Birbal-gåtor

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En gång för länge sedan (1542-1605) fanns en vis och lärd Stormogul av Indien, som hette Akbar. I hans hov hade Akbar sina s.k. “nio juveler”, som inte var ädelstenar utan hans viktigaste rådgivare. Var och en av rådgivarna hade sina egna färdigheter och förmågor, men den som var särskilt känd för sin intelligens var Birbal. Akbar njöt ofta av att testa Birbal’s intelligens med olika gåtor.

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Test your creative outside-the box thinking skills with these insight riddles

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There are two ways of solving a problem. In the deliberate pathway, you think analytically. You try out different thinking techniques and slowly arrive at the conclusion. In the spontaneous pathway, you instead let the brain’s subconscious structures do the job and the end-result is an insight that often comes suddenly without any pre-notice.

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