?Stand with your eyes closed
and perform a body scan (see box).
So next time you really want to focus on what you can feel, hear or smell, try it with your eyes closed
and see if it makes a difference - just make sure it's safe to do so!
Match a shape to an opening with your eyes closed
. Put together puzzles that have a raised surface with your eyes closed
Try it: In the morning, sit in a comfortable position for 10 minutes with your eyes closed
. Pay close attention to your breath, mood and sensations in your body.
This is especially effective on short putts and will help you gain a better stroke while also giving improved distance control.* Putt with your eyes closed
. Putting with your eyes closed
combines the two drills above.
So take a few minutes every day to sit quietly with your eyes closed
. It could make a huge difference in your ability to remember information.
When you finish, sit quietly for several minutes, with your eyes closed
. Do not stand up for a few minutes.
Can you count at hide-and-seek with your eyes closed
With your eyes closed
, your tongue might not even know that your scrumptious muffin is whole wheat.
Turn on some music and sit with your eyes closed
. Think about the way the music makes you feel.
Next, if you felt reasonably stable on one leg, try 30 seconds with your eyes closed
. Now try standing on both feet, with one foot directly in front of the other, heel touching toes.
Imagine paying for clothes with a quick camera glance--you'd better shop with your eyes closed
Wahneema Lubiano's "Don't Talk with Your Eyes Closed
: Caught in the Hollywood Gun Sights" explores several of these questions in an engaged and compelling way.
If you have played this game often, you can even try putting with your eyes closed
. Some people ask 'But won't closing your eyes make it impossible for you to see where the ball is going?' Yes, but research has shown that when you try to putt with your eyes open, there is interference with the brain/muscle control system.
Whitehouse became fascinated with the practice known in the Jungian process as Active Imagination, in which you sit with your eyes closed
, let your mind wander, and you and your Jungian analyst discuss your thought, just as if it were a dream.