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FlowTreks are journeys through the senses, brain, and body towards Flow-State. With each Trekker having unique goals, coupled with variable natural factors, each Trek is unique. In an effort to maintain the intended character of the program, some activities may not be disclosed beforehand. We help you prepare for a variety of exposures with Online and Private Training.
What is Flow-State?
Imagine the moment before running a race. Deep breaths behind the starting line keep your pounding heart at bay, and every second seems to be an eternity; yet, as soon as the starting gun sounds and your feet hit the track, every thought slides from your mind. You are focused and sure, challenging yourself to achieve something you know is right within your reach. Before you know it, time has flown past, the race is over, although your chest is heaving, you barely notice that you are tired.
According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, what you experience in that moment is known as flow state, defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform at our best.
Flow is accessible by anyone, any time, on any plane of motion. Flow-state lives in a fluid space between conscious-arousal, and subconscious-control. When performing an activity that feels fresh and new, requiring conscious attention. However, at the same time, maintain the control and confidence to handle the challenge subconsciously. As control is gained, so is further curiosity. This is an evolving space, unique to everyone. although the route varies each time, there is a formula to Flow.
Challenge – Finding enjoyment in a task a little beyond capability
Release – Letting go of restrictive thoughts, and jumping in
Flow – The conscious mind steps back and observes
The fluid nature of the proprioceptive system makes it an excellent catalyst to Flow-State. The sweet spot lies in exercises within possibility, while open-ended and responsive. This is where our Movements and Meditations operate.
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