What is the “Flow State”

Imagine for a moment that you are on your board or skis and you’re at the top of a 10,000 feet wide open mountain and you’ve just dropped in. Your attention is focused on the movements of your body, the tension in your muscles, the force of your lungs breathing the brisk mountain air and the feel of the snow beneath your board or skis. You are living in the moment, utterly absorbed in the present activity. Time seems to fall away.

What you are experiencing in that moment is known as flow, a state of complete immersion in an activity.

Flow State is described as the mental state of flow, as “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. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

Snow boarders and Skiers are some of the best know examples of people being in the flow state, you are living in that moment. Whether you are competing in slope style, big mountain, in the powder or just out on the hill, Flow states are common place.

Benefits of flow, Its well known that enhancing the time spent in flow makes our lives more happy and successful. Flow experiences are predicated to lead to positive affects as well as to better performance. Flow can also lead to further learning and skill development. Because the act of achieving flow indicates a strong mastery of a certain skill. So get out there and achieve the flow state.