Technique The first three stages

The first three stages should be perfected before proceeding to the last three stages1. This is essential so that you gradually develop control over your body and accustom the muscles and brain to a new mode of operation.

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Stage 1: starting position

Place your blanket on the ground.

Kneel in front of the blanket with the feet together or apart.

Interlock the fingers.

Place the forearms flat on the blanket so that they form an equilateral triangle, the distance between the two elbows being equal to the distance between each elbow and the palm of the hand.

Lean forwards so that the head rests on the blanket just in front of the clasped hands, the area of the head halfway between the forehead and the crown should rest on the blanket. Wrap the interlocked hands around the back of the head and adjust them so that they firmly support the head. Remember that the hands act as a framework for the head, they should not act as a cushion.

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