Finger Exercise: Contrary Motion

Finger Exercise: Contrary Motion

Refresh your mind with these simple exercises. Preserve your WPM!

Difficulty: 2/5

TIME

It should only take 1-2 minutes, but do it often!

Participants

Individual

Core Competency Connection

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MATERIALS

  • Your hands
  • A few quick seconds

PREP

N/A

The Process

Step 1: Questions Anyone?

  • Lift your right hand.

Step 2: One and two and three…

  • Touch your index finger to your thumb.
  • Now, switch fingers and touch your middle finger to your thumb, then your ring finger to your thumb.
  • Stop with your pinkie finger and thumb connected.

Step 3: …And switch!

  • Lower your right hand.
  • Lift your left hand.

Step 4: And again!

  • Touch your index finger to your thumb, then middle finger to thumb, then ring finger to thumb.
  • Stop with your pinkie finger and thumb connected.

Step 5: Hands Up!

  • Lower your left hand.
  • Raise both hands.

Step 6: One more time.

  • Touch your index finger to your thumb, then middle finger to thumb, then ring finger to thumb.
  • Stop with your pinkie finger and thumb connected. Lower your hands.

Step 7: Feel refreshed?

  • Repeat a few times until your mind feels more focused and clearer.

Design Hack

It takes practice – I would practice it myself until I could do it fairly well before demonstrating for students.

CTLI Staff

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