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How does one have better Kavanah in his Tachnuneem tefilla? Does he punch his chest harder? Maybe start bawling?

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I would suggest focusing on the meaning of the words, as opposed to inflicting physical pain. – Fred May 10 '13 at 5:36
Chest punching and/or bawling may or may not be effects of better Kavanah, but they aren't causes of it. – Double AA May 10 '13 at 5:41
@Fred I was just joking relax everybody. – henryaaron May 10 '13 at 16:14

By learning the Chayei Odom at the ending of Klall 143 where he elaborates on each word of Oshamnu etc.

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