- (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).
-> Imagine a normal transition from ‘Childs Pose’ into ‘Cobra/Upward Facing Dog’ (A ‘prone press-up’ is also performed in the video = play with it! have some fun 🙂
-> Take this normal transition movement described above, BUT…. squeeze a Tennis ball between your feet / toes the whole time!
-> SUGGESTION: keep knees bent and the feet off the ground.
Play around with this movement for a week – AND PLEASE : give me feed back!
Let me know what movement issues you have, and I will suggest a ‘plan of attack’ in future video/Blog – & – if it helps YOU, tell anyone else you think it can help.
And as always,
Stay tuned for more…
– Flow Movement –
Stay Mobile My Friends 🙂