‘This technique affects the way a regular action is executed, changing instinct for better outcomes. The third eye can be applied to sports increasing the odds of you winning’
Originally from Hinduism and Buddhism, the third eye refers to seeing the world beyond the physical eyes. It advises people to see the world with their mind. This is done through knowledge and awareness developed through life’s experiences. Hindus place a ‘Tilak’ (a dot or mark) between their eyebrows to be a visual symbol or representation of this. The third eye is sometimes referred to as the avenue of wisdom. This separates the ordinary with extraordinary, in which we strive to be different or make a difference as individuals.
Over time of repeating an action or seeing an action we subconsciously predict how it will react next time it is done. When the stimulus is very strong, more nerve impulses are sent along the new pathway ensuring you evolve and change to meet the requirements need. Almost like a lizard changing colour to prevent itself from danger.
Here are some examples: more times i miss at a basketball hoop the faster my reactions will be in receiving the rebound shot as i would of familiarized myself with the error.
In boxing, the more times someone throws the same combination the easier it is to know what part of the body block your component from hitting. Its a repetitive cycle that prevents us from making mistakes as animals do from danger and making a solution to the problem.
When i stick an old post-it note on the wall, there is a chance it wont stick and may fall. My reaction is to put my hand underneath it so i don’t have to collect it from the floor. This is because it has happened before and i know the consequence of picking it up (losing time). As humans time is valuable, so we try to prevent unnecessary action that may cause us to lose it. This applys well to sports as the game is generally fast moving and involves a time limit.
Applied to sports:
In football our objective as the player (striker, defender etc..) is to get passed the opposition in hope you score, however to get passed the player you have to make a decision, how and which way will you go? how fast do i need to travel? our natural reaction would be to move fast relying on power to break his defense, this may work for some although studies show that if you decrease your speed it allows your body to make a better decision. By repetition of situations our mind will make a solution which will result in you winning 98.9% of the time, this is how…
Body language. As small as a blink of the turn of the shoulder can give away a competitors game plan or thought, a blink could suggests they want you to believe they are un-aware therefore allow to react quickly and lost concentration by not keeping your guard up. The solution to this is clone and replicate this action. Be unexpected. if they stand still, you should stand still this will make them think and by thinking they will lose their motive thats when you are empowered to make change. Further more for the first couple rounds you hold of from landing and strong hits make sure to study the combinations your opposition is using for example do they through two left jabs before landing a right hook? before they have landed the left jabs focus on missing the right hook (2 steps a head).
Seen by Floyd Mayweather Jr, he fights side on making any shots hard to land upon him, if you have trained with someone who fights side on you will be familiar with their weaknesses. You should focus on these weaknesses as your strengths. Like when do they break that stance, when Mayweather lands a powerful right jab, most contenders fall into it as its not intercepted. Before he drops this jab he he leans back throwing his body into the shot, by leaning back it makes you subconsciously think hes in defense when acculatley its an extension of the next shot. This is where the third eye comes in, you have to see beyond what it appears at first, you have to be focused on the aim not lose focus. This is why Mayweather is #1, they withhold emotions in the ring and focus on the finish result. Having said this #1 doesn’t mean unbeatable, Mayweather like anyother makes mistakes that causes him to get hit for example ‘feints’ cause him to open up for possible body shots, futhermore mayweather will always try to escape the ropes as he can no longer fight on his side. The key is to step off the shot or keep distance when he moves further from you, plus keep him in the middle, the tactic is not to have the hardest shot that will drop your fighter but to break his formation resulting in failure. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZmM9dxGvxs
Words are as important as visuals. What we perceive though sound can change the way we physically react, obviously. So how does this apply to solving errors, when an animal is in danger it relies on it hearing to judge where and how far its predator is and processing that information into how fast it needs to travel. By this judgement its body reacts in taking itself out of danger. If you can be more aware in predicting what the outcome will be you will have more chance or succeeding in your objective. When in a boxing ring the worst mind state as a fighter to have is ‘im untouchable’ i wont be hit, if you contrast and compare this to a fighter who believes the next punch could drop them, you will see a dramtic awareness difference fighter 2 will be aware of body signals to when that next punch could occur. Thats why fighters like Mayweather remain on top, they don’t under estimate they opponents capabilities, he respects the fighters skill set and knows he can lose his next fight however he will use a poker face within the media.
Last example: when in the corner of the ring look at you fighters footwork to judge when they lean on their heals, this maybe after they have landed a couples shots, so may decide to through hooks at this time as they will be unbalanced.