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Posture and meditation
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:08:15 PM »
I find the body to be a curse - it is weak, gets tired easily, etc. But it is said that one must get into a cross-legged posture to practice meditation. This posture is uncomfortable for me. Is it necessary?


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Re: Posture and meditation
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 05:49:47 AM »
Dear Silence,

There are some postures good bcoz of some reasons,but there is no need to be in any posture in which You feel uncomfortable. The way You feel most natural and relaxed is best way. Just to sit,or laying down,its not important. Most important thing is that You can give Your whole attention to meditation. Any posture which makes us think about that how we are unconfortable is not for us. The one in which we feel relaxed and can meditate is.

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Re: Posture and meditation
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 06:10:07 AM »
Focussing on posture of mind rather than posture body will be more helpful. Never worry about anything physical when you meditate. Sit on a chair if you have to - though yoga gurus and others may disagree with me...

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Re: Posture and meditation
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 06:45:08 AM »
Dear silence,
               :) Posture is only an aid. I do not think many spiritual sadhakas sit in lotus posture, people often sit in whats called as sukha asana ...
by the way... If you find all these postures uncomfortable, have a chair, with a small pillow to support he back and sit straight with legs perpendicularly downwards.

A final note: for sleeping a particular posture may be helpful ... but ultimately what matters is not which posture you are sleeping in, but how sleepy you feel. if you feel meditative ... the posture automatically settles in, as even when you feel sleepy posture settles in.
Harih OM!