The second category comprises the uses of the leather weight for the purpose of creating a steady pressure on a larger area of tendon energy. There are two magical passes used in conjunction with the leather weight.
The hand positions for both of these magical passes are shown here with the practitioner standing. The actual practice of these magical passes is performed lying flat on the back with the leather weight pressing right above the navel or on either of the other two choice spots on the abdomen: below the navel, or above it by the solar plexus, if placing the weight on them is more comfortable.
17. The Five Points of Silence Around the Chest
The little fingers of both hands are placed on the edges of the rib cage about two inches from the tip of the sternum, and the thumbs are extended as far up on the chest as possible. The remaining three fingers fall evenly spread in the space between the thumb and the little finger. A vibratory pressure is exerted with all five fingers of each hand (fig. 485).
18. Pressing the Midpoint Between the Rib Cage and the Crest of the Hipbone
The little finger and the fourth finger of each hand rest on the crests
of the hips while the thumbs rest on the lower edge of the rib cage on
each side. Slight pressure is applied on those two points. The index and
middle fingers automatically press points midway between the crests of
the hips and the edge of the rib cage (fig. 486).