Visualization is a tool that everyone can put to use, with little effort, for good results.
Olympics athletes, flying 1000s of miles, can step off the plane and perform at a high level in their first practice session. Why? Continual visualization during the flight.
Visualization, also called imaging, is a simple process that involves conjuring a mental image of something that conveys happiness, warmth, or peaceful feelings for you. For example, you might remember a meadow or farm from your childhood, a waterfall, a picnic site, a scene from a movie, a favorite cousin, or a lover. One can even visualize a sports routine such as walking the balance beam in gymnastics.
By focusing on the image for even a minute, you can lower your pulse, heart rate, and blood pressure. Even on days when you might only have a few minutes alone, visualization could be your cup of tea.
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