Saturday, 15 March 2014
Visualisation another tool to develop your abilities
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We are still working on the fight set a good challenge for mind and body .
Australian Psychologist Alan Richardson made a little experiment. He took a group of basketball players, divided them in 3 groups and tested each player’s ability to make free throws.
The first group would practice 20 minutes every day.
The second would only visualize themselves making free throws, but no real practice was allowed.
The third one would not practice or visualize.
The results were astounding. There was significant improvement on the group that only visualized; they were almost as good as they guys who actually practiced.
So how does visualisation work ? Here below is a little visualisation exercise for you to feel it yourself.
The Lemon exercise .
Make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and visualise a real lemon. Take the lemon in your hand and feel it's wax like surface. Scrape the skin with your finger nails. See the spray as you penetrate the skin and smell the wonderful aroma as the juice pours out. Now place the lemon on the table get a knife and cut the lemon in two. Pick up one half of the lemon and continue to peel back the skin with your fingers.
Break of a segment and put it in your mouth bite into it and taste how sour the juice as it swirls around on your tongue. Notice what happens.
This exercise never fails to delight and amaze me. My mouth fills with saliva as soon as I feel ans smell the lemon. Wow what an great natural ability we all possess.
If you are like me you too don't use this ability half as much as you could.
So lets begin to really investigate our natural abilities and develop our brains our bodies and our lives.
More on visualisation soon.
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