Flow science dates back to the early 1900s, when researchers like Harvard’s William James began documenting the ways the brain can alter consciousness to improve performance, and legendary physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon, James’ student, discovered a link between mind and body the fight-or-flight response that helped explain this amplified performance (Time Magazine "The Science of Peak Human Performance"). Later Mihaly Csikszentmihályi and fellow researchers began researching flow after Csikszentmihályi became fascinated by artists who would essentially get "lost" in their work. Artists, especially painters, got so immersed in their work that they would disregard their need for food, water and even sleep. Thus, the origin of research on the theory of flow came about when Csikszentmihályi tried to understand this phenomenon experienced by these artists. Flow research became prevalent in the 1980s and 1990s, with Csikszentmihályi and his colleagues in Italy still at the forefront. Researchers interested in optimal experiences and emphasizing positive experiences, especially in places such as schools and the business world, also began studying the theory of flow at this time. The theory of flow was greatly used in the theories of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers in their development of the humanistic tradition of psychology. Ideas similar to flow have been recognized throughout history and across cultures. The teachings of Buddhism and of Taoism speak of a state of mind known as the "action of inaction" or "doing without doing" (wu wei in Taoism) that greatly resembles the idea of flow. Also, Hindu texts on Advaita philosophy such as Ashtavakra Gita and the Yoga of Knowledge such as Bhagavad-Gita refer to a similar state. #bergen#flowstate#flowstates#lovenaturesbeauty#nature#naturephotography#norway#norway🇳🇴 #natureinnorway#balancemindandbody#boatspotting#boats#bethechange#norwaytoday#amazingviews#cityviews#cityview
The unfolding never stops. This journey of exploring is an eternal ocean of waves. Like peeling an onion the size of the universe. It’s Monday and I’m integrating a week full of embodiment and flow exploration. I can not even verbalise what’s going on under my skin. So for now, I will just BE for a moment. With an overflowing grateful heart and inspiration buzzing in each and every cell in my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one thing! I loved when @tara_judelle told us about how the universe once exploded and all that was was expansion. That outward going energy. But then somehow simultaneously there was a shift of an energy going in a different direction. There was attraction. Attraction, the origin of love. We may not always be able to explain this phenomena, somehow certain things/people/teachings attracts us- it just happens. They just somehow reach us and affects us to our core, like all the way through. Full on. That’s kind of how I feel right now. Not only touched but overflown with gratitude, connection and love for the ever unfolding. For the bravery of going through resistance. For the TRUST built by a group of open, curious and bravely vulnerable beings. Ahhh the group dynamics and authentic connections that just happens when we remember our nature. True expression in whatever form that resonates. For all of this yumminess of Embodied flow and the exploration of yoga outside, beyond and above the box. Thank you thank you thank you @tara_judelle @pranama_community and every amazing soul who did this journey with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ♥️🙏🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𓆙 Mantra for today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Awakening surrender, by letting go and allowing ease into your being-ness. Remember: you are the lightness you seek. Connecting to a flow state, imbued with presence is a doorway into divine intelligence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ Tag your Namaste brothers and sisters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stay chill.
I don’t know about you, but in a time of information overload, spending time comparing, judging and scrolling is taking up more mental space than ever before. Get off, get out and find something that gets you in the zone and in your creative flow.
A year ago if you said the words manifestation, energy, or anything about the moons to me I would have been like say what... but a year ago I also moved back from London and found the transition far from easy. All the old wounds I’d run away from resurfaced and it took a hell of a lot of grounding, inner work, surrender and self growth to move through it to be in the place I am now. Grounded, in flow, calm, open, accepting, trusting and most importantly a whole lot more self loving. What helped me through this? A few things (I could write a whole book on them) but one of significance was journaling and podcasts. Early on I stumbled upon ‘Awaken Radio’ by @connie_chapman a Bondi based life coach with a deeply calming voice and spiritual nature. I avidly listened to her podcasts using them to inspire my journal questions, internal reflection and develop my own self awareness, patterns, thoughts, energy and intentions. A year on, things have started to shift for me. You could say I’m beginning to manifest. I moved from a space of the victim to abundance. The more I surrendered, took care of myself and reflected with gratitude, enjoying the daily moments, the more things started to flow in. And really I just felt that shift in energy. I no longer had such a deep sense of unworthiness. And I tell this story because while you may read the headline and think it’s all hippy dippy or too new age, I would encourage you to tune into her podcast, or at least yourself, or a journal. Because for me it’s been profound and to that I thank Connie. Who I also now have had the pleasure of interviewing and now can confirm she has just as soulful and beautiful nature on the phone as she does on her podcast✨💛🌙| To read the article see link in bio or head to @sporteluxe | #manifestation#energy#universe#openness#selflove#reflection#vulnerability#acceptance#creativity#wellbeing#wellness#wellbeing#milestone#careerhighlight#article#writer#flow#flowstate
💙link in bio for event tickets💙 Ever just seem to feel there isn’t enough coffee to keep you going? I was there myself… It was only a short 18 months ago… I was waiting outside the local coffee shop at 4.55 am everyday… Even on weekends… I would have been there earlier if they opened earlier… I was just zapped for energy… All the long hours were all well and good so long as it had my coffee… Then my wine at night to take the edge of to get some sleep… When the wine stopped working I added in sleeping tablets… I saw some people didn’t even drink coffee… I couldn’t believe it… They were bounding around full of energy without it… Here I was destroying my health by over consuming coffee to hit my goals… Then compensating for the coffee with wine and sleeping tablets… I wasn’t even on the fast track to burnout anymore… I was already burnt out… My business was already starting to suffer… My relationships were suffering… My health was suffering… I knew there had to be another way… How did people like Gary Vee get some much done? How was he able to tap into his super human potential but I wasn’t able to… So, I became obsessed with human potential… Not pushing the body to the limit like I had previously… But tapping into the latent super human potential... Kids seem to have boundless energy… So what was the difference between me and them? What I found was they had an altered state of consciousness… That meant they could tap into their endless energy reserves… If I could do that too… I could gain the energy of a child again… So that’s what I set out to do… Some of the studies I found on these altered states… Showed that people could get + 500% increase in productivity + 430% Increase in creative problem solving + 490% Faster skill acquisition By unleashing their latent super human potential… This is why I am running this never seen before FREE seminar… “How to unleash your latent super
Facilitating #breathwork in the @wisdome.la w @starbuck.rob . This breathing can be done in so many amazing environs. Always a cohering experience. Tonight we were under a dome of @android_jones amazing visuals and leading into live music. It can be such a synesthetic ride so these pairings are great.
For this weeks #mobilityhackmonday we take a look at elbow C. A. Rs with a #pahlavandle club from @heroic.sport . This exercise articulates the elbow thru all its ranges including flexion extension and rotation. Most other exercises require elbow flexion and extension (think bicep curls) , so much so that the rotational range of this joint is often forgotten. Elbow C. A. R. s with the clubs loads these rarely targeted tissue and builds resilience in the tendons supporting the joint capsule. This exercise also promotes the diffusion of waste products out and nutrients into the joint capsule. This is a great exercise for anyone with tennis elbow or the bjj practitioner who had his elbow extended in an armbar. Do you have any mobility issues you would like address. Name your issue in the comment below and I'll get on it for next week's #mobilityhackmonday
Living a passion filled life, requires continuous self-reinvention. Most of us never live up to our potential — because we’re not in the habit of living up to our potential. ~ Steven Khotler My daughter is my mirror. And sometimes what she shows me, hurts in ways I can’t even explain. The discomfort of seeing my own fears, insecurities, doubts and habits of self loathing reflected back to me — so blunt, real, raw and impossible to ignore. Because my pain, becomes her pain. And that, is a pain too great for me to bare. So I ask her every day — how do you want to feel, what do you want to create and who will you choose to be today? And my mirror, becomes my greatest gift — because now, I can’t help but ask myself — How do I want feel, what do I want to create and who do I choose to be today? So day by day. Step by step. Breath by breath. We choose a passion filled life. We choose to reinvent ourselves. We choose to keep leaning into the habit of living up to our potential. With discipline, courage, honesty, fun, compassion and the deepest of deep pure love, faith and gratitude — in all of life’s gloriously, imperfect perfection. Sending so much love out into the world. I hope you always have the courage to remember — you are worthy, capable and brave ✌🏽🌍
I got this feeling I needed to hoop as the sun started getting lower in the sky. I hustled out to the bluffs with a hoop and jammed in a perfect breeze in a perfect field 💚 soul food. No one around. I'd love to perform but I also love solo flow where the world gets so small, just my hoop orbiting me. Actually I think my favorite performers are the ones who pull you in to that silent, private space. That's art.
Dois finais de semana seguidos de formações do @move.flow em São Paulo! GRATIDÃO aos 30 profissionais que mergulharam no método! (Além dos ouvintes que vieram participar novamente da formação). Sei que é intenso... são 18 horas de muita prática, auto-conhecimento, teoria sobre conceitos novos (ou um novo olhar sobre conceitos conhecidos), conflitos internos, questionamentos... sair da zona de conforto incomoda, mas garanto que é lá que a mágica acontece! Contem comigo e com a @marcelapiston para aprofundar cada vez mais essa jornada em busca do movimento inteligente!
📽 Assista um pouquinho do que acontece na formação do MOVE FLOW! A turma 21 aconteceu na sede em São Paulo, o @fernandaavancinistudio! Quer saber quais são as próximas datas? Confira no site 🖥 www.moveflow.com.br
Movement Vlog - 140: No one will ever know your "No" like you do, and you are the only person who can reliably make you practice it. But it's simpler said than done. For me its been the hardest thing to do since forever. . . I don't feel like I've had many "No" moments that didn't end up in strange or traumatizing conflict where someone was hurt or offended. I was terrified of turning down close friends because having experienced my fair share of rejection in the multifaceted areas of life, I knew just how awful it felt. I did not want to make anyone feel bad. I wanted people to feel good. Either while they were with me or when they thought of me. . . I remember at one point simply giving up being honest. Whenever I felt pressured into something I didn't want to do, I felt giving a "Yes" would at least get me out of the uncomfortable situation and I could just avoid meeting the commitments afterwards. Failing to recognize that doing so hurt others profoundly and damaged the integrity of my word and trust in myself. I wasn’t saving anyone's feelings and in most cases I damaged friendships or business relationships irreversibly by not being honest with myself (and them). . . I've been learning to say "No" when the vibrational alignment strongly communicates this in what I guess people call intuition. A profound feeling in my gut that manifests when an invitation should be declined to preserve my own well being. I learned doing this isn't selfishness. It is emotional maturity knowing where to place boundaries. This allows us to thrive and in doing so, be in a place where we can help others thrive as well. . . . That said its still challenging and sometimes I fall into old habits. I admire people that are powerful and resolute in their "No". Hoping like with my physical training, more practice will make it more natural. After all, if you're not confident in voicing your "No", how much integrity follows your voice when you say "Yes"? . . . !!!Featuring!!!
who you choose to walk and grow with is a major part of life; may they lift you up in hard times, rejuvenate you when you are tired, and remind you of how powerful you truly are. ——— #yungpueblo | #stayelevated Image: @brandonwoelfel ✧ ✧ ✧
Day 2 of #springintoflow2 hosted by @gogobellaxhoopz 🌻 with the El Chapo combo, I’m loving this simple and groovy move 🤤 I will definitely be adding this into my flow, thank you for sharing 💗 Song: Wubbalubbadubdub by Jade Cicada
Joy. Paradise. Freedom. Optimism. The experience of beauty in the natural world requires that we fine tune our instruments of perception. The gift of a full sensory flow state is to witness the material realm and marvel in its sensual pleasures. There are always flowers, if you choose to see them...
Connection :: clarity :: cleanse 𓆃 I intuitively flow with the swirling sensations I feel in my palms that reach up through my forearms. Moving stagnant, built up energy, clearing my aura, channeling in pure conscious, light as a way to upgrade & align. 𓁿 This raw movement is a special kind of meditative experience, a deep prayer, an honoring, a surrendering 🧡
In positive psychology, Flow State, also known colloquially as Being In the Zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time. Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975, the concept has been widely referred to across a variety of fields (and has an especially big recognition in occupational therapy), though the concept has existed for thousands of years under other names, notably in some Eastern religions. Flow shares many characteristics with hyperfocus. However, hyperfocus is not always described in a positive light. Some examples include spending "too much" time playing video games or getting side-tracked and pleasurably absorbed by one aspect of an assignment or task to the detriment of the overall assignment. In some cases, hyperfocus can "capture" a person, perhaps causing them to appear unfocused or to start several projects, but complete few. #påtur#nortrip#visitnorway#ilovenorway#flowstate#utpåtur#norsknatur#thebestofnorway#mittnorge#bestofnorway#sommer#nightview#fjellet#fjell#fjelltur#vann#turistforeningen#norgefoto#landscapesofnorway#bergen#norge#norgerundt#norway🇳🇴 #norvaytoday#natureinnorway#fjordsofnorway#fjords
Happy 2019 friends! I have spent the last few weeks travelling between Vietnam and Japan, making huge changes and and feeling excitement for what this year will bring. Now I am back in Niceland for a bit before my next adventures and brrrrrr was it cold out there yesterday. Did I want to get tons of footage of me spinning in parts of Asia? Yes. Did I spend most of my time enjoying travel, life, food, company, culture, dancing and smiling, and not worrying to much about whether it goes on social media or not? Also yes. Truth be told, I feel rusty after 3 weeks of minimal practice, but gosh did this flow feel nice all the same, even in the freezing cold with eyes watching me from all around. 🎼Song - Sunflower (Spider-man Into the Spider-verse) // Post Malone, Swae Lee True story, I never thought I would find myself jamming to Post Malone, but after seeing the new Spider-man movie (which was waaaaaaaay better than I could have even imagined, absolutely loved it) I can't lie. This tune is catchy af! #hooplife#hoopstagram#hdpe#rainbow#iceland#flowarts