Wikipedia defines Flow as " Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity"
It goes on to add ... "Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, thepositive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.According to Csikszentmihalyi, flow is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. In flow, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand
I have to agree with Wiki and Csikszentmihalyi. When I have my hoop on, I become immersed in a feeling of energized focus, I am fully involved in my movement and how the hoop reacts to it. Finding success in the process. Flow.
There is just something magical about a hula hoop. The mere sight of one brings back childhood memories of playing with it for hours. Picking up a hula hoop and giving it a whirl fosters smiles and laughter. It gives us permission to be silly, to laugh at ourselves, to let go and have fun.
Today the Sportsbackers named Hoopin and Groovin as their G.A.G (Get Active Group) of the week! We accept the honor with gratitude! They featured Hoopin and Groovin on their Facebook page, twitter and on Instagram. Tweeting how you can burn calories, tone your body and have FUN! in a Hoopin and Groovin hula hoop class! Some of their tweets follow. You can try your first class free, just register at our meetup site and join us for a fun hour of hooping! The class is drop-in and great for all levels.
No weights or crazy tools needed at hoopin and groovinhttp://instagr.am/p/M3KBGUPCm4/
Move your body to burn calories at hoopin and groovinhttp://instagr.am/p/M3J4yVvCmx/
Hula hoops, exercise and fun! Hoopin and groovinhttp://instagr.am/p/M3JtrfvCms/
Congrats to hoopin and groovin for being the get active group of the week http://instagr.am/p/M3Jf2qPCmp/
Congrats to Hoopin and Groovin our get active group of the week this group uses a hula hoop to burn up to 450 calories!http://www.hoopinandgroovin.com/