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Many times I'm in Shul and don't have a place to sit for Tachanun. What's proper procedure in such cases?

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Lean your head on your arm while standing. At the end of the first paragraph (usually the transition from seated-leaning to seated-normal), stop leaning; at the start of the next paragraph (usually the transition from seated-normal to standing), just stay standing.

Sitting is the preferred position for head-leaning, but not required for it.

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only ashkenazim lean on the arm –  Avraham May 23 '11 at 21:25

If one leans against something to the point that if it were removed he would fall it is considered as if he were sitting. Will give you source when I get a moment.

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very related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/226/759 –  Double AA Aug 14 '12 at 21:58

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