Stand facing east. Take the lulav in your right hand and recite the blessing al netilat lulav.”  Take the etrog in your left hand. If it is the first day of Sukkot (or the first time you are observing the mitzvah this year), recite the blessing Shehecheyanu.” Bring the etrog and lulav together. Wave them three times to and fro in each direction. Each time the four species are brought back, their lower tips should touch the chest (over the heart).