Tip mode – Step by step instructions

In the Tip mode, we count three breaths at the tips of the fingers. Easy for everyone. It calms the mind, improves focus and relaxes the muscles.

General instructions

You do not have to breathe deeply. Breathe in a relaxed manner.

Every time you breathe in, feel the coolness in the nose. Every time you breathe out, count that breath number silently.

To begin with, practice lying down in a comfortable posture, let us say, on your back. Keep your hands by your side, palms up, about six inches away from the body. If you need a pillow, use a thin one.

Spread your legs wide, to relax all the leg muscles. Close your eyes.

Step by step instructions

Begin with one hand, say the left hand, the right hand being idle.

Touch the tip of the little finger with the tip of the thumb.

Breathe in first time. Breathing out, say ‘one – one – one’.
Breathe in second time. Breathing out, say ‘two – two – two’.
Breathe in third time. Breathing out, say ‘three – three – three’.

Release the little finger.

Count three breaths, at the tips of the next three fingers: ring finger, middle finger and index finger.

At the thumb, place the tip of the index finger at its base and count three breaths.

Now, switch to the right hand and count three breaths at all its fingers, in a similar manner,.

Practice as long as you like, switching the hands.

If you liked practicing lying down, try other options: sitting, standing and walking, eyes closed and open.

A common question

Why do we repeat the number three times? This is to engage the mind on that number throughout the out-breath. In the beginning, the out-breath may be short. You may be able to say the number only once. It is OK. Gradually, the out-breath becomes longer by itself. You may be able to say the number two to three times which will make you feel more relaxed.

Enjoy the calming effect, of this simple practice.
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