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    Default held up and back

    Would you please paraphrase the following in red more easily?

    This traditional posture is sometimes called the seven-point meditation posture. In brief, the seven are:

    1. Back straight "like an arrow"
    2. Legs crossed in "lotus position"
    3. Shoulders relaxed, held up and back, "like a vulture"
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    Thank you.

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    Default Re: held up and back

    Can you imagine what a vulture looks like when it's not flying? Raise your shoulders up towards your ears then move them back do your shoulder blades come closer together.

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    Default Re: held up and back

    Well, it is confusing.

    How can the shoulders be relaxed and held up and back at the same time?

    The sentence should have read;

    3. Shoulders relaxed, then pulled up and back, "like a vulture"
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    Default Re: held up and back

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    Well, it is confusing.

    How can the shoulders be relaxed and held up and back at the same time?

    The sentence should have read;

    3. Shoulders relaxed, then pulled up and back, "like a vulture"
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    I see your point. I only looked at the "held up and back" part. I didn't notice that it said "relaxed" as well. That seems nigh on impossible to me too.

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    Thank you all for the help.

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