What hobby puts you in your flow state? When I was probably 8 or 9, my dad took me to my first daddy/daughter dance. It was 1950's themed and I got to wear a poodle skirt and a ponytail ribbon. My dad wore his jet black hair slicked back and a leather jacket. He tried to get me to do some sort of swing/honkeytonk blend of dancing as he was more accustomed to that style but all I wanted him to do was twirl me with an occasional dip. I would yell "TWIRL!" and "DIP!" commands throughout the night and he would just laugh and obey.
I realized I absolutely loved the dizzying effect it had on me. My world blurred for just a moment and I felt outside of my body. After the few seconds it took for my brain to stop rattling, I immediately wanted to feel that sensation again and again. I found myself in computer chairs in middle school asking classmates to spin me around as fast as possible so I could continue to get the thrill of the spin. I didn't know then that this addiction would contribute to my flow state.
The word "dizzy" comes from Old English meaning "foolish". It still is used to mean disillusioned or confused but it's evolved to something more to me personally. When I feel dizzy from hooping or spinning, I feel more present than I have ever felt--not foolish but quite the opposite. I hear absolutely no thoughts in my brain so I am able to FEEL everything in my body. It helps me appreciate the stillness when I stop and forces me to reevaluate my stance and regain balance.
It's the same sensation as speeding down a dirt road in a convertible, swinging so high you have to jump, sprinting downhill without being sure how you'll stop, diving headfirst into a pool of cold water, falling in love without reserve. The best feelings there are, really.