I like to box. I'm not very good at it but I like to do it. In fact, I like it enough that sometimes I dream about it. One night, I thought I would try intentionally having a lucid dream about boxing to see if I could practice working my head movement (you know, moving your head so it doesn't get punched) without the risk of actually getting punched in the face. I'll bet the guy in the picture above wishes he had worked his head movement a little more.
I decided to use the WBTB method for inducing a lucid dream, which requires you to wake up in the night, stay awake for a few minutes and then go back to sleep. It is a very easy way to have a lucid dream, especially if you want to choose what you will dream about.
As I drifted off to sleep, I imagined myself boxing and working some great head movement. I had already done some drills in real life, so I knew what I was supposed to do, I just wasn't very good at doing it. In my dream, I was able to see each punch coming at my face as if it was in slow motion and I could feel each muscle move in my body. I bobbed, I weaved, I felt my weight shift and my hips switch to load up a punch of my own. It was in this dream that the whole concept of head movement for boxing just clicked for me. It just started to make sense.
While I still am not exactly a world class boxer, I do have pretty good head movement. Literally, from that day on, there was a noticeable difference in how hard someone had to work to be able to land a punch on my beautiful face.
People sometimes ask me why someone would want to lucid dream. "Just try to punch me in the face and you'll get your answer." After all, I learned to box in my dreams ;)
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