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On Topic: The Route to Inner Device-Human Connection

A tantric exploration of technology with Sieta van Horck

It’s the first thing you see in the morning, and the last thing you see before going to sleep: your phone – a sacred entity that, with tireless devotion, connects our lives with the vast network of the world. But, have you considered your relationship with this wonder of innovation? For some it may come as a surprise that Yoga can be the answer!

It’s the first thing you see in the morning, and the last thing you see before going to sleep: your phone – a sacred entity that, with tireless devotion, connects our lives with the vast network of the world. But, have you considered your relationship with this wonder of innovation? For some it may come as a surprise that Yoga can be the answer!

In today’s digital era, specialized programs and applications have amplified the role of yoga in promoting mental well-being. These digital offerings include mindfulness sessions, guided meditations, and stress-reduction techniques, all incorporating yoga principles.

The principles of yoga extend far beyond physical postures and exercising. It has a big influence on human consciousness and the way our mind works throughout the day. Much like Yoga, which adapts its practices to individual needs and progress, AI technologies are increasingly crafted with adaptive learning algorithms, tailoring experiences and services to the unique requirements of users. This personalized approach can enhance the efficacy of educational software, mental health applications, and even physical fitness programs, aligning them more closely with users’ specific conditions and aspirations.

The more we dive into the connection between humans and their devices, It feels like a lot of work needs to be put in before it can become a healthy, more than average type of relationship. Using physical activity might be a working way. A lot of muscle memory takes place in our daily use of devices. Think of the almost automatic types your fingers open an app like WhatsApp or Instagram everyday. Making a conscious movement while being focused on connecting to technology, might be a good way to take more control of making a device-human connection.

This connection will still require humans to voluntarily participate, because the connection between different AI’s is still yet unhuman. Despite the fact that we are still needed, artificial intelligence can be a good tool to learn more about the possibilities to connect with day-to-day technology. The involvement of AI will probably keep growing fast because of its self learning ability to gain information. This means that it’s likely that at some point, AI in for example meditation and sleep apps, can gain more control over the device-human relationship that the human does. It is probably good that we still take time ourselves to connect with technology in a healthy way, and use our own minds and bodies together to achieve this stable connection.
Looking for this connection yourself? Join our upcoming event Tantric Tech on 13 April at IMPAKT, a yoga session led by Sieta van Horck, where connecting to a personal device with the powers of yoga is the challenge we’ll face together.

Look here for more information & tickets for this event: Tantric Tech


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