Flow Arts

The Glasgow University Flow Arts Society offers to learn to move in harmony with an inanimate object so that it becomes an animated extension of your body, then flow with it in ways that look and feel wonderful.

Flow Arts is a general term used to describe the intersection of a variety of movement-based disciplines including dance, juggling, fire-spinning, magic tricks, and object manipulation. The broad category Flow Arts includes a variety of pursuits that harmonize skill-based techniques with creative expression to achieve a state of present-moment awareness known as Flow. In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. The basic techniques are easy to pick up, but the adaptations are infinite, allowing for wide variation in personal style and expression.
A peaceful practice with many of the healthful benefits of Martial Arts, Flow Arts improves patience, balance, confidence, dexterity, focus, coordination, body awareness, and self-esteem. It also enhances spatial skills and promotes brain plasticity. . Many people describe their flow activity as a “moving meditation”.