Learning by Intuition

People often try to learn a skill by identifying flaws in their performance and then trying to intentionally correct for them.

Learning by intuition means being Mindful of the sensations experienced throughout task and allowing the body to naturally correct for inefficiencies. Timothy Galley’s book Literature/The Inner Game of Tennis refers to this as nonjudgmental awareness.

When practising, focus on results rather than actions. For example, when climbing, instead of focusing on putting your feet in the right place, focus on the sensation of climbing smoothly.

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