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Three balls

When a third ball is added, then it should have the same size and the same weight as the other two balls. It is most sensible to start off once again with shoving the balls against each other, just like before with two balls. Because of the third ball there are much more exercises to practise and with them more skillfullness. 

I. Rubbing three balls:

a. The small triangle:
This is called the small triangle, because with six balls the big triangle is formed. For this exercise three balls are laid together, so they form an equilateral triangle. Different positions can be used for this. It is however more productive, when you just add the third ball to the known positions already used with two balls. Shoving three balls is alot more difficult than with two. You should just try to slowly shove all three balls from basic position to basic position. On this occasion, there is a "stopover" on which the balls rest between the middle and ring finger. In the advanced practise this stopover is simply overjumped.

Three balls are held at the following places of the hand:

  1. Between the proximal phalange of the ring and small fingers
  2. Between the medial phalange of the index and middle fingers 
  3. Between proximal phalange of the thumb and the metacarpal bone of the index finger  

With thumb:

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 Without thumb:

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b. The small propeller:
Three balls are moved in a row or line. The space between the proximal phalanges of the middle and the ring finger is the centre of movement. The ball in the middle does not move and both external balls steadily rotate, just like a propeller.

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c. The spectator:
For this exercise, two balls are shoved around each other on the outer finger level and the third ball is held steady in the middle of the palm, as if it is watching what the other two balls are doing.

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The next step is to make both front balls freely spin.

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II. Spinning three balls:

Mastery in the art of FingerQiGong is acheived when the practitioner is able to spin three balls with both hands in both directions.

 

For this exercise the centre does not lie any more between the basic joints of the middle and ring finger, but directly over basic joint of the middle finger.

The balls are held in a wide spread regular triangle form. Then all three balls are simultaneously moved -either to the right or to the left - to the position where the next ball is (at the beginning thrown and then passed on). So you first hold all three balls in position, roughly throw them all at once to the next base and then catch all three balls at one time. Then with more practise you become more exact and pass on instead of throwing. Then the catching is only one short stop-over.

 

III. Shoving three balls:

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