Internal flow triggers

Internal Flow Triggers – Master your mind to master flow states

If we want to have flow as a consistent part of our lives, it’s important that we understand how it works. What are the conditions that lead to and create flow? Can we consistently create it for ourselves? If so, how?! Luckily, Steven Kotler and his team at the Flow Research Collective have already done the … Continue reading Internal Flow Triggers – Master your mind to master flow states

Challenge skills equation

The Challenge to Skills Equation and how to use it as a framework for life

The earliest researcher and scientist in the world of Flow research was undoubtedly Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He is the man who coined the word “flow” and built our earliest models of understanding this elusive state.  Out of all of his contributions, the most widely known and discussed is what many refer to as the Challenge:Skills Equation, … Continue reading The Challenge to Skills Equation and how to use it as a framework for life

What is a flow state

What is a “Flow State” and how do I know if I am in one?

Have you ever felt like you’re “in the zone”? A state where you’re so focused and concentrated that you have tunnel vision, where everything is effortless and you perform at your best? If you have, you’ve been lucky enough to experience what is called a “Flow State”. Coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a flow state is … Continue reading What is a “Flow State” and how do I know if I am in one?

Flow states and meditation

How “Flow States” changed my understanding of meditation

I’ve been practicing traditional seated meditation for about 5 years now. The kind where you sit still for 20+ minutes paying attention to your breath in complete silence.  It’s a practice that has been invaluable to me and has had more positive benefits than I could ever anticipate….but it’s also a practice that has made … Continue reading How “Flow States” changed my understanding of meditation