When I play in one color, relation and connection between the stones is in my head, so I feel like I understand go a little bit more. And it's a great exercise for my brain. I think playing like this can actually improve your skill, so in a way this is like solving tsumego, but fun)
I always liked how chess grandmasters can play chess without seeing the board. Since playing blindfolded go is impossible, this is second best option. When it comes to chess they say "some of the strongest masters find the actual sight of a chess position to be more distracting than helpful when thinking ahead during a game."