IONS offers direct experiences backed by science to deepen how we understand ourselves and our world. In a previous blog, we explored Looking at Mind-Matter Interactions in a New Way.
You can personally experience the fascinating Hot Hand Test, a powerful mind-body connection visible to the eye! IONS Scientist Garret Yount, PhD, learned about it while in China researching with Qi Gong Masters.
How to Experience the Hot Hand Test
Follow these easy steps:
- Start by getting comfortably seated. Then put your palms together, lining up the tips of your middle fingers.
- Have a friend use a pen to mark a line across the base of your hand. Or get creative and do it yourself.
- Put your hands down, close your eyes, and imagine one of your hands warming up, becoming red hot.
- After a minute, open your eyes and use the pen mark to bring your palms together in the same position and check the fingertip heights.
You should see how the fingertip with the hot hand got taller! Garret also provides a step-by-step video on the hot hands technique, which you can view here.
This test showcases a powerful example of the power of the mind over the flow of energy in the body. This is just one of the many hidden gems you’ll find in Garret’s new book Why Vibes Matter.
The book explains what can lead us to experience a ‘vibe’ or a shift in energy and how to harness their power. Alongside the Hot Hand test, you’ll find practical tools and techniques to help you attune to your own vibes and learn to navigate the subtle nuances of the energetic realms, facilitating personal growth, improved relationships, and enhanced well-being. You can learn more about Garret’s book here.