In his book, "Psycho-Cybernetics," Dr. Maxwell Maltz tells of an experiment
that showed how
mental practice can actually improve our skills. The test involved the
ability to sink basketball
Maltz says that "One group of students actually practiced throwing the ball
every day for twenty days."
Their efforts were recorded on the first and last day. A second group, that
was also tested on the first
and last day, engaged in no sort of practice between their tests.
A third group was scored on the first day, then spent 20 minutes every day
"imagining" that they were
throwing the ball at the basket. When they missed, they would imagine that
they corrected their aim accordingly.
The final results showed that the first group (which practiced 20 minutes a
day) improved their scoring ability
by 24 percent. The second group (with no practice) showed no improvement.
The third group (who practiced
only in their mind) improved in scoring by 23 percent.
Changing your mind's eye will have a positive effect on your physical eye.