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A Handy Way to Work Out
By Pam Flynn and Alice Waldman. Published by the Staten Island Advance.
Link to the original newspaper article.
When exercising comes to mind, we tend not to think of exercising our hands and fingers unless, of course, we need some physical therapy for an injury. Today, we'd like you to try Finger Backbending Pose. It's simple. It feels good. It's therapeutic. And it will make your hands and fingers feel more alive, more sensitive to touch and more graceful.
HOW TO DO IT
Actively spread the fingers of your right hand apart so that you feel the webbing between your fingers become stimulated with energy. Then, using your left hand, bend each finger of the right hand backward, one finger at a time.
Start with the thumb and take about 10 or 15 seconds per finger. And as we always counsel you in this column, breathe as deeply and slowly as possible as you move through this exercise.
When you are finished with the right hand, move on to the left hand. As you press the fingers backward, you should also feel your palm stretching.
Since our fingers and palms curl forward all of the time, this pose will do much to stimulate circulation in your finger joints and, believe it or not, brighten up your brain.
Remember, all of our nerve channels ultimately connect into the spinal column and up into the base of the brain.
Anything we can do to positively tone and stimulate the network of nerves that matrix through our bodies will create a positive influx of energy into and out of the brain making us more alert and sensitive to the world around us
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