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Meditation Doesn’t Have To Be Hard. Try Finger Breathing!

Team StoryWeavers|October 30, 2020| 1

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“Remember to breathe. It is, after all, the secret of life.” 

When we get stressed out due to exams, grades, problems with friends, and negative thoughts in general, elders around us often ask us to meditate by closing our eyes and taking deep breaths. It makes us feel better most of the time. However, there are times when we wish it was easier or more fun.

That’s why we have finger breathing! A cooler and more fun way of meditating! 

A paper published in the journal of Thinking Skills and Creativity suggests that regular meditation can improve mental abilities such as learning and memory, enhance health, increase longevity, and boost self-confidence and relationships with others. Impressive, right?

Let’s learn more about finger breathing. 

A Step-By-Step Guide To Finger Breathing

Step 1:  Stretch out your left hand. Ensure that you have space between your fingers. Just like a star!

Step 2: Get the pointer finger of the right hand ready. 

Step 3: Place the pointer finger of your right hand at the bottom of your left-hand thumb. 

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Step 4: Slide your pointer finger up the thumb as you breathe in through your nose. 

Step 5: Reach the tip of your thumb and hold your breath for a second. No longer than that.

Step 6: Slide your pointer finger down the thumb as you breathe out through your nose. 

Step 7: Hold your breath for a second when you reach the space between your thumb and index finger. 

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Step 8: Repeat from Step 4 to Step 7 until you cover all the fingers. 

Tip: If you don’t like sliding your index finger up and down your hand, download this finger breathing printable here and use that instead. 

Download the finger breathing poster here.

Are you excited to try this out? Let us know in the comments. 

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ravi sharma

November 4, 2020



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