I recently attended the Wintergrass Academy, at which I asked Shawn Lane the following question: I notice that when I lightly plant my palm behind the bridge, I am able to pick with greater fluidity and speed. I've heard mixed reviews about this habit, what do you think? Is it detrimental in the long-term or is it an acceptable practice? His response was that, if it helped me sound better (which, again, it seems to), I should go with it. I am hoping that y'all could chime in with your opinions. I don't want to "just go with it," if it's only going to build a bad habit that I'll regret down the road. On the other hand, if it's no big deal... well, then I will "just go with it."