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folded hands (shashu 叉手)

Literally "clasped" (sha 叉) "hands" (shu 手). First make a fist with left hand, with thumb inside fingers; then cover it with palm of right hand, spread both elbows out to sides, rest hands lightly against chest; this is called "folded hands at chest" (shashu tōkyō 叉手當胸).