So recall my posts about mind over matter, such as just by thinking you are pregnant you body begins to act like it, or how monks managed to dry wet towels using meditation or how Indian Yogi’s managed to alter their heart beat
Well here’s another one to add to the ever growing list!
This one’s called SPORTS VISUALIZATION
Many athletes claim it helps them perform better when they “play” the game in their minds.
While we might assume doing so is just a mental exercise that enables them to better focus on the game, there might be more concrete changes happening inside the body.
Take, for example, Air Force Colonel George Hall who was locked in a small, dark North Vietnamese prison for seven years. While most would lose their minds in such circumstances, Hall went to his happy place, so to speak, by mentally playing golf every day of his imprisonment.
His visualizations were extremely in-depth and included everything from hitting the ball off the tee, feeling the wind, and of course tapping the ball into the hole.
Regardless of being weak and 100 pounds lighter than before his capture, one of the first things Hall wanted to do after his release was play a legitimate round of golf.
He was invited to the Greater New Orleans Open where he astoundingly shot a 76.
When a member of the press suggested his performance was a case of beginners luck, Hall replied, “Luck, I never 3-putted a green in the last five years!”
So, despite his physical deterioration and not stepping on a course in over seven years, his body had developed muscle memory based on him imagining it.