Working, eating right, training, meditation, sex, relaxation, play, sleep — you try to squeeze a lot out of each day. When you get caught up in the commotion, there’s one little way to correct course – staying in flow, the state of mind most closely linked to happiness and optimal performance. However you find your … Read more9 Ways To Add Flow To Your Day
It depends … what type of motivation are we talking here? Think of the different types of motivation as climbing a mountain. The more internally motivated you are, the higher you climb. This is self-determination theory in a nutshell. You start out at the foot of the mountain, having made no progress, with amotivation. That’s … Read moreIs climbing this mountain impossible?
Another month, another giveaway This time we’ve partnered with your favorite Muay Thai website by the Muay Thai Guy himself, Sean Fagan. For the contest we want to hear about your Pre-fight Rituals. In other words, how do you stay calm, focus your mind and prepare for a fight? Tell us about your … Read morePre-Fight Rituals [Flow Athletics x Muay Thai Guy Giveaway]
You’ve been in the zone before. Athletes and artists talk about it all the time – The zone is the essence of the athletic experience, and those moments of going beyond yourself are the underlying allure of sport. -David Meggyesy The zone is not about trying hard. You can’t force it. The zone feels … Read moreIn the Zone … but what's actually happening?
We’re giving away 5 bottles of Flow in the easiest-to-enter contest ever. 3 steps to enter: Click LIKE our facebook page Go to the BJJ Video Vault contest page and subscribe to the email list. Answer this question on the contest page: “What it’s like to be In The Zone?”. 5 winners will … Read moreFlow Athletics x BJJ Video Vault giveaway
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience is written by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of positive psychology. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi’s research is fundamental to the mission of Flow Athletics. Let me make that clear, Flow Athletics is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Csikszentmihalyi; we are inspired by his work. In fact, if you check out … Read moreExcerpt from "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience"
“When I am fighting I am keeping my mind empty from any expectations. I am waiting for something unique, completely new.” Rickson Gracie – 8th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rickson is of one of many, many great athletes that describe a heightened state of consciousness when speaking about their sport. I described flow at … Read moreFlow is the key to happiness
Push yourself today, to be prepared for tomorrow. Iowa Wrestling, especially under Dan Gable, is famous for its intense practices. Gable as a competitor was known for his uncanny intensity and toughness. In a 1973 Esquire article, John Irving wrote about “Gorgeous Dan, The almost undefeated life of the world’s best wrestler”: Dan brought this … Read moreKiller practices, why work hard if flow is a calm state?
Theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, creates the same type of brain activity as experienced during flow. What do athletes feel during flow? The same phrases and concepts are repeated when experts describe what it feels like to be at the top of their game: Intense focus Stopped or slowed time Effortless concentration Loss … Read moreGreen Tea can make you brilliant!