Flow 101: 5 of the World’s Best Athletes Reveal the Secrets of the Zone

16 Dec 2013, Posted by Patrick Crawford in Rise, Uncategorized

In Episode 1 of the Rise of Superman video series, some of the best flow-hackers in the world talk about how flow drives both their careers and their lives. As several of the people profiled in this video say: flow is their reason to live, the driving force behind their lives.

Because they spend far more time in flow states than most, these artists and athletes can speak fluently about the basics of flow: what the state does, how it feels, how it massively amplifies performance. We can call it Flow 101, and class is in session.

However, as you’ll see in the video, flow isn’t just about extreme sports. It’s a state of optimal human performance that can be reached — and often is — by people from all backgrounds. Researchers now believe that the state of flow underpins most major achievements in science, arts, technology and sports. Flow is as much at work for a jazz musician improvising a solo as it is for a snowboarder riding an Alaskan face.

If you missed the teaser, check it out here.


“The Rise of Superman” examines the flow state, and how it enables the groundbreaking leaps in ultimate human performance made by surfers, skateboarders, skiers, rock climbers and more. But the book isn’t about how to surf monstrous waves, it uses these athletes as a case study to examine how anyone can tap into this optimal state of consciousness to live happier, more productive, more fulfilling lives. It is time to rise.

The book is available starting March 4, 2014, but you can preā€order it now here.


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