Excercises for more vivid mental visualizations -
How many of you fellas visualize consistantly, to help you improve in your craft? For you fellas that visualize, I came across an issue of having shallow visualizations recently. Example:
Recently, I imagine fighting someone that I will fight, and can only play out a narrow set of scenarios. Also I don't feel in sync with the visualization that I am doing... anyway I lost that fight.
But it makes me think about my experience visualizing from a couple years back - I was going to fight someone, and in my visualizations I would feel all the particular muscles I use when I throw a punch, and I would the heavy breathing that accompaies fight-or-flight response
The issue is that I am not engaging deeply with my imagination - here is some stuff I have been looking into, and it may help you too:
Excersize for stimulating tactile mental imagination:
(I don't remember the source, it was from youtube!)
Imagine biting into a lemon, feel the sourness... (...makes me cringe and make a face)
imagine scratching a chalkboard (also makes me cringe)
Excersiczes for stimulating visual imagination:
If any of you have faced some mental blocks in visualization, what have you done to get deal with it?
It helps to visualize things you enjoy doing. You can craft and hone the skill set there then transfer it to other areas.