Body Control Flow with Different Movement Disciplines

January 27, 2018 by VAHVA Fitness

Movement flow with different movement disciplines: a mix of animal movements, martial arts, dance and just goofing around!

he purpose of movement flow is to just move. The purpose is not to train technique - if you are technical during the flow the technique has been learned beforehand. 

As a result, it doesn't matter if you are actually good at moving or not because that is not the point. The point is to just move and see where it goes. 

You follow your feelings and express yourself fully with your body. If you are sad, your flow will be melancholic. If you are joyful or intense, your flow will reflect this state. 

You will learn to let go of control to be in more control. If you think too much, you will not be able to move with freedom and grace - you can only achieve this when you lose yourself in the moment and just move.

Thinking is a great way to learn new movements and perform them correctly, but thinking about your next step in the flow will only make you slow and rigid.

This is why someone else's flow technique is pointless to criticize. A technique practice can be criticized, but a true flow should only be pseudo-technical and mostly feeling based movement. 

This flow video is a mix of different disciplines ranging from animal movements to martial arts. Many of the movements demonstrated in the video you can learn from the tutorial videos and workouts of Movement 20XX online course.

When you do flow, you bring your entire life with you and all the movements you have accumulated over the years. You will learn how to mix up different movements without destroying the fluidity of the flow.

Movement flow is mental and the physicality is mostly a side product. The benefits of movement flow include:

  • Stress relieve and increased courage
  • Freedom to fully express your feelings and body
  • Learn your strengths and weaknesses
  • All physical attributes like strength, mobility, coordination and control are obviously developed

These are the benefits of the free movement flow. In addition to the free movement flow there also exists structured movement flows (there are 11 flow routines in Movement 20XX) which purpose is to develop different areas and attributes of the body.

Structured movement flow routines are excellent for strengthening the body in an effective and fun manner, while the free movement flow is the ultimate state of flow where there is no structure at all. 

How should you start? Learning a few simple animal movements like the monkey and bear walks are an excellent starting point. Eventually you can add more movements to your repertoire and expand your flow.

As said before, how good you are doesn't matter. The whole point of the flow is to give up this need to move in a certain way or to behave according to some external criteria. 

In free flow there is no right or wrong way to move. As long as you are moving and expressing yourself, you are doing it right. 

The point of free flow is to be free and to just move.

samuli jyrkinen

About the author 

Samuli Jyrkinen

Samuli is the ninja behind the scenes (photography, videography, websites, program platforms and more). He has been training religiously for over a decade and has a firm grasp of physical and mental fitness. You will find our story here.

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  • Thank you very much for this awesome article. I read quite a lot of your posts and am very happy to found your website. Yesterday I stumbled across the body control flow and immediately tried it out at my crossfit box. I have never felt so warmed up, mobile and ready for my workouts. I instantly hit my first ring muscle up and did 4 consecutive in the next set.
    I will definetly use the movement flow as my warmup and active recovery from now on.

    I just wanted to thank you for this great inspiration and content you deliver via instagram and your website. Please keep up that great work.

    Greetings from germany,

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