In the section on deepening and maintaining, it was noted that the more active a practitioner is while in lucid dreaming, the better. Conversely, if there is less activity, the quality of lucid dreaming declines, allowing for an easy exit. Thus, in order to leave lucid dreaming, the practitioner only needs to completely relax and ignore any perceived sensations, actions, or thoughts. A practitioner may also recite a prayer, mantra, or rhyme, since that helps the consciousness to be distracted from the situation more quickly. Of course, one needs to calm down and try to get rid of the fear, which in and of itself is capable of keeping such a state going. Periodically, the practitioner should try to move a finger in order to check whether attempts at relaxation have had an effect.