The Flow State

flowIn the ultra-competitive world of education, the Asian nations have perfected the art of deliberate practice and usually do the best on school tests. As Americans, we need a more creative approach to learning and I feel the greatest gift we can give to our children is to teach them how to reach the “Flow State”.

Flow is the optimal state of consciousness, a peak state where we feel our best and perform our best. Flow drives performance and accelerates creativity. Flow is the experience that makes life worth living. We might say that the whole effort of humankind has been to capture these fleeting moments of fulfillment and to make them part of everyday existence.

Flow brings out the very best in us. If we are hunting the highest version of ourselves and our children we need to turn work into play. Deliberate practice is hard work and takes rigor, grit, and focus. We can teach children that getting into the flow state through vigorous exercise like sprinting is the reward that make them feel their best and helps them renew their enthusiasm for learning. We will teach them to make the body-mind connection.

John Ranello, Personal Trainer at the J

For more information please contact John Ranello at 214-587-9812 or by e-mail


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