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The Flow Cycle

When Einstein struggled with a problem, he'd strain for hours trying to solve it. To loosen up, he'd take a break, and sail his boat into the middle of a lake, to stare at the sky. In the cycle of practice, rest, struggle & release precede flow.

Posted by Anna | Oct 17, 2020

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Summarising Flow

Flow is a path to thrive and survive under duress of viral pandemics, job insecurity and climate change. So, here's a summary of the amazing benefits of flow states and how to trigger them in your practice!

Posted by Anna | Oct 14, 2020

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The Magic of Group Flow

I’m sure you’ve noticed that magical atmosphere that can arise when a group sit in mediation together, or sync yoga movements in vinyasa flow. What's that about? Turns out: Companionship is a massive trigger for flow.

Posted by Anna | Oct 09, 2020

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Risking Flow

It was 1871, and Albert Heim was falling from a cliff. Sailing through the air, toward certain death, he felt oddly serene. Time slowed. And he had his first experience of flow.

Posted by Anna | Oct 07, 2020

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Challenge of Flow (& the Magic of 4%)

As a boy in the Italian prison camps of World War Two, Mihaly Csikszentmihaly learned to play chess. As he gathered his focus into the game, he realised that (for hours at a time!) the hardship of prison could disappear. He was discovering flow.

Posted by Anna | Oct 03, 2020

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Visualizing Flow

Before Alex Honnold climbed Yosemite’s Half Dome, he sat in his van for a whole day. He was about to break a world record, and become the first person to free solo all 2000 feet. So, what did he do to prepare for the incredible?

Posted by Anna | Sep 29, 2020

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Preparing for Flow (with Micro-goals!)

When I was a kid, my best mate wanted to be an actor. No matter how many times I watched her imagine her Oscar speech, it didn’t bring her closer to her dream. Till at some point, Bronagh started to use her imagination differently.

Posted by Anna | Sep 26, 2020

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Meaning in Flow

"The best moments usually occur when a person's body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something we can make happen." Flow = meaning in our lives! <3

Posted by Anna | Sep 18, 2020