Elbow position in circling hands

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    Paul,

    By straying away from the instruction for circling hands given in this week’s lesson, I have got into some confusion.

    First, the TCCH pdf, page 24, states that in the forward position the elbows should move in to align with the left/right channels.

    Second, the information found at “http://www.circlewalking.com/1930/neck-back-pain/” instructs the elbows to go past the midline (toward the rear) in order to engage the shoulder blades.

    Should these two details be implemented at this stage of the game?

    Thanks!
    Jeff

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    It is correct that when the hands are at the front of the circle – if you can – you bring the elbow in towards the left and right channels, arms parallel. To do this, the elbows must go forward of the side centreline (midline), which will engage the shoulder blades. As the hands come back, the elbows widen to go behind you without contacting your ribs.

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