- (def) : also known as the zone, flow is a mental state 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.
Interestingly, this is also a pretty good definition of Mindfulness.
‘HOW TO’ FLOW / be mindful
- ‘Anatomically‘ match your breathing with your movements : whenever you ‘get smaller’ (flex) let yourself exhale – and whenever you ‘get bigger/wider’ (extend) let yourself inhale.
- Do not force anything (like ranges of motion or balance challenges) = 6 out of 10 in difficulty.
- stay calm and clear minded (the breathing helps with this).
“1/2 Kneeling Hip Hinge + Twist”
-> Begin in 1/2 kneeling stance.
-> Use ‘heel drive’ to help hinge your hips back and reach for the inside of your foot.
-> Lock out hips tightly in order to keep them still – when you rotate / twist.
-> Consider playing with the Tempo I.E. try doing a few as fast as possible (without ‘cutting corners’).
Add this movement into your practice this week!
And as always,
Stay tuned for more…
– Flow Movements –
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