A-yé Khandro is shown in the posture of one of a number of Dzogchen long-dé practices. These postures are strikingly different from normal postures for meditation such as lotus posture. The purpose of the posture is to influence the rTsa rLung. Many of the postures employ belts and support sticks (gom shing – ‘shing’ can be translated as tree, branch, crutch, or stick), Here a gomtag (meditation strap) is being used. The red, white and blue of the gomtag reflect the symbolic colours of the solar, lunar and central channels.