Using the Subconscious Mind
I believe that we should try to use our subconscious more in our daily lives.
The subconscious is an amazing thing it is where all of our memories are accurately stored and are never forgotten, never. Plus it is an automatic correction mechanism that can be easily tapped into with a few techniques that have been used over the centuries. By engaging and using the subconscious mind more than the immediate conscious mind we can more effectively accomplish our goals. I say this because our conscious mind is usually too busy and worried to allow proper form. These techniques’ are used by archers and martial artists alike to accomplish their goal.
Archers’ engage into the subconscious mind by using The Wall of the bow. The Wall is when the bow is pulled back with a trigger system to its fullest length and poundage, then the arrow it is automatically released. This allows the archer to not involuntarily move with an expected release of the arrow. Meaning that the archer will never know when the arrow will fly so the form of the archer is more accurate and straight.
Martial artists will kihup or as some will say they yell. This is a way to access the subconscious to allow the form of the martial artist to be more steady and firm. It distracts the conscious mind from what is going on and allows the subconscious to allow the correct action. When I volunteered to break two stacked bricks I was so nervous I forgot to kihup, and my mind was so focused on the solid brick I could not break them. I ended up bruising my dominant hand, my instructor told me I forgot to kihup. Then I tried another two bricks with my non-dominate hand and I made sure I kihuped this time. It passed through with little resistance. This proves that when we allow our subconscious to help it allows our minds and bodies to work they way we envisioned it or even better than we expected. For what usually stops us is our worried conscious mind from accomplishing what should be done.
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