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01/12/2022

Flow State Convo 2
What do you need to bake a good cake and other analogies about the flow state and a deeper dive into the conditions necessary and the order they should go.

Timeline Photos 01/08/2022

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How can you determine good technique when it comes to fitness, and what concepts can we borrow from art to help us clarify our understanding of what to aim for when it comes to optimal movement? In other words, how can we discern the good from the bad?

There can be an almost innumerable amount of skills you can acquire when it comes to working out, given the wide range of tools, styles, and methods of exercising. So it might be helpful to develop a mental framing that will give you insight into how to know if what you are doing is ideal.

And we can use art as an analogy to help you understand the difference between good and bad movement, particularly if you are training yourself. So why is this important? This will help facilitate your improvement of movement and speed up your ability to create better form at any given stage of your learning. And much like art, it has to do with lines and shapes.

Now let's dive a little deeper and select the type of art that would best serve our analogy by eliminating a niche of art right off the bat. And while we are doing this, see if you can find parallels between the abstract and the straightforward, which exist in art and movement.

There is an abstract style in art in which whether something is a good painting or a bad painting is entirely subjective. So if you go to an abstract art exhibit, there may be a piece that looks like a smattering of incoherent patterns that don't depict anything accurately but nevertheless evoke emotion. If you are familiar with Jackson Pollack's work, you can understand what this means.

Abstraction also crosses over into other more physical art forms. In the example of dance, you can watch a contemporary piece where the movements are chaotic, jerky, or don't flow to the music. This might be on the choreographer's vision of what they are trying to get across and the emotion they are trying to evoke. In other words, it's entirely subjective in both examples.

This is not true if we are talking about a painter who is meant to be depicting something directly in front of them. So, let's suppose the artist is intended to draw a wooden chair. In that case, it cannot be wholly subjective because the artist could draw the object so inaccurately that you would have no idea what the object is. But, on the other hand, they could draw it with such detail that you couldn't possibly mistake it for anything other than what it is. Some can even do it so well that you would think you were looking at a photograph.

In dance, if you take classical ballet, that has its roots in a traditional method. You would clearly see the musicality of the piece, and if you had a magic remote to pause a live performance, you would see clear lines of the legs, spine, and arms. And on another level, you would see dancers who can do this while leaping thru the air or balancing on the point of one foot.

It's in this second example of objective art is where we will draw upon our movement analogy. When it comes to, for example, doing a bodyweight workout out, yoga, or swinging a macebell, there are clear lines of action that will separate strong movement from weak movement.

So we are not talking about the subjective experience of movement, which can sometimes be focused on your levels of distress or exertion, whether it be breathing or focus. However, if you watch a person moving in any modality: barbells, yoga, Pilates, kettlebells, etc. who have a clear understanding of the lines they are creating with their spines, arms, and legs and the relationship to the tool they are using, which in some cases can be your body and other times can be something you wield with your hands you will say something to the effect of "wow that person is a beast," or it will have an impact on your own nervous system where something in them is singing to something in you, particularly if it's a movement pattern you want to master.

Hopefully, by leaning more into being a movement realist, it can help you improve faster. But, as always, practice with intention; you will be able to figure it out sooner rather than later.

11/09/2021

Flow State Video 1

Described as being in the zone or in the pocket, the flow state is sought after for it’s dramatic change in how your brain operates.

This video breaks down the characterisitcs associated with this state in the hopes that if you can recognize the landmarks of flow you will be more likely to induce it more readily.

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10/18/2021

Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #7

Our Barefoot Bootcamp Kettlebell Flow series focuses on how to get into the flow state using kettlebells, dumbbells, and specific workout patterns.

This internationally used system is designed to help scale your progress, meaning the more you do it, the better you will be able to move across multiple domains of fitness: HIIT, bodyweight, mobility, and more.

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10/15/2021

Here are the top 3 reasons why you might want to take our upcoming Kettlebell and Flow Level 1 Certification in Las Vegas.

Firstly, you will come to a deeper understanding of kettlebells, yoga, and mobility via clear education, teaching, and ex*****on.

Secondly, you will walk away with an appreciation of the value kettlebells, yoga, and mobility can bring to your skillset.

Thirdly, in learning new movement principles, you will transform your ability to analyze your technique, which in the process will transform your practice.

In summary, the most VALUABLE part about this training is that by improving your knowledge of movement in one arena, you will ultimately gain insight into other areas of your training.

That is to say, you might find that your overall technique on all of your other favorite workouts will dramatically improve because of the insight gained with this certification.

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09/09/2021

EFFORT VS. EFFORTLESSNESS.
Effortlessness via the flow state would be better served as being conceptualized as maximum embodiment and not maximum effort. While the metabolic energy you are exuding might be off the charts, it will not be perceived that way. It will also not feel that way because everything is easy to execute. All your moves are perfect, and your performance of what you are doing will cross into virtuosity. There are no hangups, no doubt, and the focus is not on effort but solely on what you are doing until you ultimately become one with it. Not only that, but your decision-making skills merge in real-time with this ability to execute flawless action. This deep affordance might be because your awareness, movement, and choices become one.

Whereas maximum effort may appear incredibly active on the surface, however in actuality, it is not. This is because your awareness which could also be thought of as unconscious pattern recognition, is switched off and passive. What is impressive is that this unconscious pattern recognition is so powerful that it picks up on cues and information in your environment, resulting in spontaneous implicit learning. An example? You know exactly how to walk through a busy city without bumping into strangers. You don't have to consciously track the number of steps you are taking or how you should take them.

A full embodiment will not be achieved if too much emphasis is placed on effort. Furthermore, you will disable your ability to transcend into the flow state if you do this because you will be locked and blocked.

The ability to achieve this experience of effortless perfection that comes with the flow state will be unavailable for you to access if you cannot fully integrate the agent and the arena. In other words, you have to become completely absorbed with your actions and the environment around you to step out of your normal cognition and learning limitations. This is because the part of you that knows isn't the part of you that can do. If any part of you is distracted from the totality of the movement, you may never transcend from effort to embodiment to flow.

#mindset #vybeyogaandfitnes #flow

EFFORT VS. EFFORTLESSNESS.
Effortlessness via the flow state would be better served as being conceptualized as maximum embodiment and not maximum effort. While the metabolic energy you are exuding might be off the charts, it will not be perceived that way. It will also not feel that way because everything is easy to execute. All your moves are perfect, and your performance of what you are doing will cross into virtuosity. There are no hangups, no doubt, and the focus is not on effort but solely on what you are doing until you ultimately become one with it. Not only that, but your decision-making skills merge in real-time with this ability to execute flawless action. This deep affordance might be because your awareness, movement, and choices become one.

Whereas maximum effort may appear incredibly active on the surface, however in actuality, it is not. This is because your awareness which could also be thought of as unconscious pattern recognition, is switched off and passive. What is impressive is that this unconscious pattern recognition is so powerful that it picks up on cues and information in your environment, resulting in spontaneous implicit learning. An example? You know exactly how to walk through a busy city without bumping into strangers. You don't have to consciously track the number of steps you are taking or how you should take them.

A full embodiment will not be achieved if too much emphasis is placed on effort. Furthermore, you will disable your ability to transcend into the flow state if you do this because you will be locked and blocked.

The ability to achieve this experience of effortless perfection that comes with the flow state will be unavailable for you to access if you cannot fully integrate the agent and the arena. In other words, you have to become completely absorbed with your actions and the environment around you to step out of your normal cognition and learning limitations. This is because the part of you that knows isn't the part of you that can do. If any part of you is distracted from the totality of the movement, you may never transcend from effort to embodiment to flow.

#mindset #vybeyogaandfitnes #flow

09/08/2021

Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #4 MINI

Our Barefoot Bootcamp Kettlebell Flow series focuses on how to get into the flow state using kettlebells, dumbbells, and specific workout patterns.

This internationally used system is designed to help scale your progress, meaning the more you do it, the better you will be able to move across multiple domains of fitness: HIIT, bodyweight, mobility, and more.

#flow #kettlebellflow #flowing #resistancetraining #weightlifting #exercise #exercisemotivation #homeworkout #gymworkout #fullbodyworkout #lunges #legday #biceps #core #coreworkout #kettlebellworkout

09/01/2021

Why is the flow state so attractive?

We are pattern detecting machines, constantly framing the patterns of the mind and patterns of knowing how to make sense of things.

When you are in flow, the brightness, vividness of the world seems more intense and real. But, lots of time, our reality out of this state seems mundane and grey.

How do you go about getting this information richness? You have to be able to break old framing, restructure, change what is salient and relevant to you and then change yourself to fit that, and then you can remold yourself to the new pattern.

Shift, restructure, and being able to reframe patterns is the name of the game. With this comes a cascade of insights which compound via a domino effect. As one insight begins, it topples into another and primes you for insight and a higher resolution of being.

It's an aha moment like the flash of a eureka moment, followed by a burst of energy and deep connection.

Now imagine if you were able to create or tie together a string of insights. This is analogous to what in yogic philosophy some describe as an awakening of the spine. They report feeling serpent-like energy rising from the base of the spine to the top of the head. In other words, a serpentine string of insight that changes the meaning of the practitioner's world.

The more you flow, the more you can get into this state. The more you can get into this state, the more insight you can acquire. Find a practice that can enable this, whether it be dance, rock climbing or fitness.

Why is the flow state so attractive?

We are pattern detecting machines, constantly framing the patterns of the mind and patterns of knowing how to make sense of things.

When you are in flow, the brightness, vividness of the world seems more intense and real. But, lots of time, our reality out of this state seems mundane and grey.

How do you go about getting this information richness? You have to be able to break old framing, restructure, change what is salient and relevant to you and then change yourself to fit that, and then you can remold yourself to the new pattern.

Shift, restructure, and being able to reframe patterns is the name of the game. With this comes a cascade of insights which compound via a domino effect. As one insight begins, it topples into another and primes you for insight and a higher resolution of being.

It's an aha moment like the flash of a eureka moment, followed by a burst of energy and deep connection.

Now imagine if you were able to create or tie together a string of insights. This is analogous to what in yogic philosophy some describe as an awakening of the spine. They report feeling serpent-like energy rising from the base of the spine to the top of the head. In other words, a serpentine string of insight that changes the meaning of the practitioner's world.

The more you flow, the more you can get into this state. The more you can get into this state, the more insight you can acquire. Find a practice that can enable this, whether it be dance, rock climbing or fitness.

08/16/2021

Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #3 MINI

Our Barefoot Bootcamp Kettlebell Flow series focuses on how to get into the flow state using kettlebells, dumbbells, and specific workout patterns.

This internationally used system is designed to help scale your progress, meaning the more you do it, the better you will be able to move across multiple domains of fitness: HIIT, bodyweight, mobility, and more.

#flow #kettlebellflow #flowing #resistancetraining #weightlifting #exercise #exercisemotivation #homeworkout #gymworkout #fullbodyworkout #lunges #legday #biceps #core #coreworkout #kettlebellworkout Less

08/14/2021

Want to collapse past, present, and future?

As humans, we have an unconscious physicological response to the pressure of time. You never have enough time, or you're being pressed for time; you may find yourself running around attempting to fit everything into an already packed schedule.

Likely, when you do get some time to yourself, meaning to do what you really want to do. Instead, you may spend it watching television, lying in bed, all the while counting the minutes until the weekend is over.

However, it doesn't have to be this way because you can use the flow state to make time wink out. In the flow state, time gets weird; it can expand, shrink, speed up or slow down. Many people report that time typically slows down in this state, and this is where insights into performance and connection can cascade over you.

Regardless, you are finally able to see yourself and your performance from a different perceptual level. In both cases, this sense of time fullness or timelessness brings the realization that time is malleable.


The technical term for this is transient hypo frontally, transient meaning temporary, hypo meaning slow and frontally, which refers to the prefrontal cortex. Once you enter the flow state and the prefrontal cortex starts to deactivate and shut down, it opens you up to a new perception of time. When the front part of your brain switches off, time gets strange because, as it turns out, time is calculated by the prefrontal cortex. Once this happens, you can no longer separate the past, present, and future, and you are plunged into the deep snow. You can think of it this way if the area of the brain responsible for recognizing past, present, and future shut down, what else goes with it?

Any feeling of anxiety about deadlines, projects, and upcoming goals disappears. This includes any dissatisfaction or doubts you may have from past letdowns and distractions to your present goes away. Your valuable attention, which is sometimes scattered between the past and future, fades away. Instead, it is replaced by something. Some would argue that the actuality of time is now so pervasive that it can't be put into words but must be experienced.

Want to collapse past, present, and future?

As humans, we have an unconscious physicological response to the pressure of time. You never have enough time, or you're being pressed for time; you may find yourself running around attempting to fit everything into an already packed schedule.

Likely, when you do get some time to yourself, meaning to do what you really want to do. Instead, you may spend it watching television, lying in bed, all the while counting the minutes until the weekend is over.

However, it doesn't have to be this way because you can use the flow state to make time wink out. In the flow state, time gets weird; it can expand, shrink, speed up or slow down. Many people report that time typically slows down in this state, and this is where insights into performance and connection can cascade over you.

Regardless, you are finally able to see yourself and your performance from a different perceptual level. In both cases, this sense of time fullness or timelessness brings the realization that time is malleable.


The technical term for this is transient hypo frontally, transient meaning temporary, hypo meaning slow and frontally, which refers to the prefrontal cortex. Once you enter the flow state and the prefrontal cortex starts to deactivate and shut down, it opens you up to a new perception of time. When the front part of your brain switches off, time gets strange because, as it turns out, time is calculated by the prefrontal cortex. Once this happens, you can no longer separate the past, present, and future, and you are plunged into the deep snow. You can think of it this way if the area of the brain responsible for recognizing past, present, and future shut down, what else goes with it?

Any feeling of anxiety about deadlines, projects, and upcoming goals disappears. This includes any dissatisfaction or doubts you may have from past letdowns and distractions to your present goes away. Your valuable attention, which is sometimes scattered between the past and future, fades away. Instead, it is replaced by something. Some would argue that the actuality of time is now so pervasive that it can't be put into words but must be experienced.

Videos (show all)

Flow State Video 1
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #7
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #4 MINI
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 3: Kettlebell Flow Edition #3 MINI
YOGA SCULPT #7 MINI
YOGA SCULPT #5 MINI
Yoga Flow V2 The Twister #10 Mini
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 2: Dumbbell Edition #10 MINI
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 2: Dumbbell Edition #9 MINI
Barefoot Bootcamp Vol. 2: Dumbbell Edition #8 MINI

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