You can do the exercise I show you in the video with a pencil, ballpoint or a small stick. These things are lighter and shorter than your violin bow, but this is a good thing.
You'll discover that even if you relax your hand a lot, you are still holding the pencil in a good bow hold. Let the pencil go slowly, until the pencil falls on the ground.
The bow hold you had right before the pencil fell is a very good and relaxed bow hold.
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