What is Flow?
“being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”
Flow is a state of mind. It’s that euphoric moment when you are in the zone. Time doesn’t matter because you are fully focused while challenging yourself and putting your skills to the test.
Flow arts is a movement which encourages the use of props to achieve the happy state of flow. Hoops, fans, wands, and poi are just some of the ways to challenge yourself and learn new skills.
Father of Flow
Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who was studying the link between happiness and creativity, was one of the first to identify the dynamic state called flow. Basically, the more you “flow” the happier you are. When people are involved in an activity they enjoy, nothing else seems to matter