The idea that you would need instructions for how to hold a cat might seem silly at first glance, but when you realize that every cat has different expectations, you’ll realize that learning the proper way to hold a cat can be important after all.
For example, some cats like being held in different ways and some cats fear being held because they’re afraid of your intentions. To soothe a cat, use positive reinforcements to get your cat comfortable being held. You can also experiment with different ways of holding your cat and even different ways for putting your cat down.
By learning the different ways your cat prefers being held, you’ll increase the chance of holding your cat more often, which could be a good or bad thing depending on the situation.