January 24, 2006
from R.v.G. of Netherlands:
"Your answer to question 6, has made me now fully understand what is meant by expansion and how to achieve it. However, could you please clarify what you mean by, “Meanwhile, the bow arm continues to reach out towards the target, assisting the bow arm to stay down”. Refer TA page 60, third paragraph. If I reach out I have troubles bringing my drawing scapula in. Thank you."
This probably could have been phrased better, however, what I mean here is for the archer to maintain firm triceps of the bow arm and direction towards the target. Quite often, some archers when trying to move their scapulae towards their spine, will as a consequence, allow their bow shoulder to come up. Therefore it is better to visualize as I said in answer 6.
“To give you this feeling of expansion, visualize a connection between the left and right hands. When the scapulae come more towards the spine a feeling of rounding and lengthening of the chest will be experienced and the distance between the two hands will be increased, if done correctly”.