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Pushing. It is generally used to either move someone, or initiate, or to receive a movement, such as the erroneous ‘pivot’ idea. Usually initiated by a Follower but also a Lead as well, when the Follower will grab or hold firmly to the Lead’s hand, where the Follower’s shoulders and shoulder blade creates tension and torso rotation by exerting backward force on their arms and shoulders which is felt as outward pressure, as if the arm is coming out of the sock (on the Lead). (see Pulling)

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