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TEDx Carleton College

posted Oct 22, 2013, 2:02 PM by Jonathan Poppele
On Tuesday, October 12, I will be giving a TED talk at the Carleton College TEDx conference. I'll be talking about relaxation as a key to optimal performance. Most of us understand that relaxation is important. Chronic stress can seriously hamper our performance and our health. We realize that it is important to relax between periods of peek effort.

What I will discuss, however, is that relaxation is a key to optimal performance during peak efforts. To fully appreciate this, we need to understand the principle of relaxation that I have been taught by my Aikido mentors over the past 18 years. In my interactive talk, I will discuss these principles and offer several hands-on exercise we can use to practice relaxation in our daily lives.

You can watch the talk live here.

The entire TEDx conference is still available to view online here.
Just click the "On Demand" tab and scroll down to "TEDX CARLETONCOLLEGE -- SESSION II -- HD"
My talk begins at about minute 56 of Session II