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Introduction to L rods

L rods: Are They Right For You?

There are really only a small number of types of dowsing tools. The pendulum is out in front in terms of popularity. L rods are not that far behind. Although they are not as popular as pendulums, they do have certain advantages. For example, it's hard to use a pendulum outdoors on a windy day, or while you are walking across a field. It shakes about too much and is difficult to read. That's not true with l rods.

One thing about l rods, which you have probably noticed as well, is that they are, invariably (with a few small exceptions), sold in pairs. And, whenever people are taught how to use them, they are taught to use them with one in each hand.

However, you don't have to use two l rods at once. In fact, for most purposes, one l rod is perfectly fine to use. It will show yes and no, and point out direction and all the other things which l rods do. There's no need for both, except in some few circumstances. For example, let's say that you were tracking an underground stream and at one point it branched into two streams. With just one l rod you'd find it hard to discover that, but two l rods would show the divergence.

You can make your own l rods quite easily from an old wire coat hanger. Lots of them are made of copper and some of brass. Nigel's, which he likes a lot, are steel. Very sturdy and he doesn't need to be careful about damaging them when using them!

This video introduction to l rods will help you learn the basics of this dowsing tool.

What are your l rods made of? Do you always use two of them together or one at a time? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below

How To Use L rods

How To Use L Rods

After the pendulum, L-rods are probably the most widely used of the dowsing tools. However, they can give people problems, particularly at first when trying to make them behave properly. So learning how to use l rods is something which every dowser should get to grips with. Some people can't seem to get them moving whilst others can't seem to get them to stop!

It doesn't matter if your favorite tool is a pendulum, a bobber or no tool at all. To be a competent dowser, you should have some knowledge of the major tools. That is why knowing how to use l rods should be thought of as being in the ‘standard curriculum' of any dowser.

As you'll see in the video below, l rods come in various shapes and materials and sizes. My preference is for something very basic indeed; nothing more than bare steel. However, that doesn't suit everyone. Just as pendulums vary tremendously in the way they feel, so l rods can be just as sensitive.

Once you learn how to use l rods, you'll find that, for a lot of your dowsing needs, you don't really need both of them. One works perfectly well. But, as they are invariably sold in pairs, you'll start out using them in pairs.

However, it's worth pointing out that, if you have trouble with both of them to begin with, why not start holding just one and seeing if you can get a response in that before moving to two at the same time? You can swap hands and get the feel of it. Then, change up to using both.

This short video demonstrates how to use l-rods. The trick, as you'll see, is getting them to be at the perfect angle so that they swing freely. And don't hold them down with your thumb! That's a common problem when learning how to use l rods, so avoid that if you want success!

Enjoy the video and then post your comments in the section below.

How easy (or hard) was it for you when you learned how to use l-rods? What tips or tricks have you learned about using them? Let us know by posting them in the comments section below