What is flow in jazz performance?
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has researched and written extensively on the idea of a flow state. It is a state of no effort where one is a causal agent but that the process of activity production has become with an effortless grace. The activity of being an agent during that activity goes without requiring thoughtfulness. Unconscious embodied processes have taken charge of the activity so the ego and conscious agency basically need contribute nothing to the process and can merely observe without needing to participate in the sense of having to figure something out. It just happens.
How and why is this possible?