How to use Chopsticks, Step by step, Hold chopsticks correctly.


How to use chopsticks


In this Post I'm going to show you how to use chopsticks so to use chopsticks. 

If we take our first chopstick, we just want to place it at the base of our thumb open your fingers, and just rest the chopsticks against the side at the end of your ring finger then just lay your thumb over this chopstick just to hold it in place and the pressure of your thumb against this chopstick should press it against your finger and your hand. 

And this will just hold this chopstick in place keeping it stationary now for the top chopstick. You want to hold it between your thumb and your first and second finder a little bit like when you're taught to hold a pencil. 

But you don't want to be holding it with the tip of your thumb, because you see how it makes my thumb bend you want to hold it more with the pad of your thumb. 

So you can keep your thumb completely straight and it's really important that you keep your thumb straight and you'll see why in a moment. 

And also you want to move your thumb a little bit further up your fingers, roughly where the first knuckle is then what we want to do to move this chopstick. 

You just want to bend your first and second finger paying attention not to bend your thumb if you're holing it with the tip of your thumb, which you can do with just one chopstick you're likely to bend your thumb. 

And you won't be able to hold the bottom chopstick as you'll see in a moment so concentrate, on just moving this first chopstick with your first and second finger. 

Trying to keep your thumb straight you want to create sort of a fulcrum or a seesaw effect underneath your thumb so when you've got the hand of that. '

You can place the bottom chopstick back in place base of your thumb against the side of your ring finger at your nail lay your thumb over it and then take your top chopstick, put it back in place again, between your first and second finger at the ends there and then pad of your thumb. 

Pressing on the chopstick just to hold it in place and then to open and close the chopsticks we just do the movement that we learned with our first and second finger. 

And that is all there is to holding chopsticks now remember to keep your thumb completely straight, see how my thumb is straight keeping it straight is keeping pressure on this chopstick and this chopstick. 

If you have your thumb bent or you're holding it with the tip of your finger immediately you just lose control of this bottom chopstick. 

So if you find that this bottom chopstick is coming loose or you can't meet because you're just not holding this chopstick in place it's likely you're still bending your thumb as soon as you bend thumb. 

You see how you create an arch and you start to lose pressure against at this bottom chopstick. You're not holding it with a lot of pressure anyway so if you lift it up you're just just losing pressure and it's just. 

It starts sliding up your finger and there's no way you can get it to stay in place) so concentrate on keeping your thumb completely flat and you can push this knuckle a little bit down in order to put some pressure on the chopstick. 

And then just practice the movement of opening and closing the top chopstick by wiggling your first and second finger so when you've practiced that movement a little bit you can start to try and pick a few things up. 

I've just got a couple of blueberries here blueberries of all different sizes and if you don't have any chopsticks don't worry you can just use a couple of pencils so a little tip courtesy of lees  randomvids. 


I believe popcorn is very good for practicing your chopsticks because like with any techniques, it's about repetition. You're got to do it lots of times, and popcorn. 

It's nice and light and it's all different sizes, and it's uneven shapes as well, so it's really easy to grip like some foods are really difficult when you're learning it's better off having something that's really easy and it's also important that this is toffee popcorn. 


Because it's absolutely delicious! and the delicious! and the delicious part is what will make you keep with the repetition it's okay just moving an item on the table, putting it there, putting there you'll get bored with that quite quickly with something delicious as this you take one, you eat it. 

You eat another one!  and before you know it you've eaten 30,40,50,100,500 pieces, I don't know depends how big your bag of popcorn is. 

And you've practiced the movement several hundred times with little effort you wouldn't sit and place something there to there five hundred times maybe you would but I wouldn't you'd get bored with that quite quickly you know I'm joking it doesn't have to be toffee popcorn, it can be anything you want. 

But something that you're going to keep eating, something that's moreish for example, you could also use peanuts peanuts are even more difficult, but again they're really moreish. 

These salted peanuts you eat one, you eat ten, and you can't stop at ten you just keep eating and eating and eating. 

It's also important as well because you're using this technique you're not just picking something up and placing it there I have done with the Post you want to actually take it and eat it. 

Why? well you might practice this movement from there to there and you'll get it perfect, but when you come to use your chopsticks you might find you pick one up. 

And take it to mouth oh and you drop it. You pick another one up and you drop it. as soon as you get to your mouth you drop it and again. 

Because you haven't practiced movement to your mouth you might find you're opening your hand for some strange reason, so you've got top practice actually taking it to your mouth and eating it from the chopstick to learn and practice and repeat the perfect technique. 

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