Finger Exercises

Finger Exercises

1. Start with holding a ball in front of your throat with your hand (Figure 195). Allow your fingers to evenly spread, making the space between your forefingers and thumbs on each hand widen and feel more relaxed. The middle of your palm should be slightly hollowed when cupping the ball. Even though a ball is between the two hands, you should feel like the centers of each of your palms and the fingertips of each hand are connected to their counterpart through an energy current. This position should be held for two to five minutes per day.

 

2. You may move on to Chinese ba ding balls (Figure 196). These are small steel balls with either a solid core or a small chime inside the core of the ball. Take the balls in hand and try to rotate them using the palm of your hand and your fingers. The balls should make constant contact. If you hear the balls periodically hitting against one another, then the balls aren’t maintaining constant contact with each other. Next, practice rotating the balls while they’re apart. The balls should rotate smoothly in the hand and never touch each other. Again, if you hear the balls hitting against one another, then your balls are coming into contact with one another. The manipulation involved in both ball movements may take some practice before you get the hang of it.