How to sign balance in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented towards each other. Then, move your hands up and down a couple of times in an alternating fashion.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of balance

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of balance

End of Sign

Final Frame of balance

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for balance
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for balance
Extend your thumb outwards at a 90-degree angle, bend the other fingers at the knuckles, keeping them at a 90-degree angle to the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented downward and your fingers pointing away from you. Then, move your hands up and down a couple of times in an alternating fashion.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of balance

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of balance

End of Sign

Final Frame of balance

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for balance
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for balance
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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