by Lucinda Staniland,
We’ve all heard about the concept of a ‘flow state’ – but what is it really? What does it feel like in an embodied sense? And what stops us from experiencing it?
Dr. Scott Lyons has an intimate relationship with flow.
He’s a Clinical Psychologist, a Mind-Body Medicine practitioner, the co-founder of Embodied Flow™ yoga with Tara Judelle, and a voracious learner who has explored many healing modalities. (Seriously, check out his bio – it’s off the hook). He has a multi-dimensional approach to healing the body, mind and spirit, and his many clients speak very highly of his skilled, sensitive and empathetic perspective.
In this interview, Scott and Kara-Leah explore the flow state in words, in their own bodies and in their interactions with each other. It’s a playful and embodied example of what flow looks and feels like in real life.
They also explore the relationship between Non-Dual Tantric Philosophy and quantum physics, why Yin Yoga is not about collapse, and Scott’s upcoming workshops in New Zealand on Embodied Flow™ Yin yoga and Somatic Stress Release™.
Scott Lyons on What it Really Means to be in Flow
Events with Scott in New Zealand
Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga is a gentle, integrative practice that creates a sacred space where time expands and slows down for you to catch up to your deepest sense of self. This approach combines a unique blend of yin poses, guided imagery, experiential anatomy, movement meditation, five elements Chinese medicine, breath work, mantra and mind-body medicine practices.
This comprehensive 5-day immersion introduces students to Somatic Stress Release™, addressing the underlying psycho-physical patterns associated with stress while promoting well-being through the lens of body-oriented therapies. It is open to anyone (i.e yoga teachers, therapists, parents, teachers, etc) who wishes to addresses stress from a multidisciplinary holistic approach.
Quotes from the interview
“It’s likely we’ve all had an experience of flow state: A moment of arriving into flow where we actually experience a shift in time, a deep attention to what we are doing. There’s a sense of the self-critic disappearing and we are totally absorbed in the relationship of what we’re doing.”
“Intuition is the subtle communication of consciousness.”
OnNon-Dual Tantric Philosophy & quantum physics:
“One of the things I love about Non-Dual Tantric Philosophy is just how parallel it is to the constant discoveries in the field of quantum physics.”
On Embodied Flow™ Yin yoga
“What does it mean to come inward and not collapse?”
“One of the beautiful things about Yin practice is that we have the space and time to support someone to come into themselves with what is present in that present moment.”
*** Proudly sponsored by Dr. Scott Lyons ***