Comments on: Meditation posture workshop https://www.wildmind.org Explore Meditation Online Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:07:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-996358 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:45:29 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-996358 I’m afraid I have no idea what “energy channels” are, Marleen.

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By: marleen reynaert https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-995742 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:05:57 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-995742 I was wondering if there is a difference in meditation posture for women, since the 2 main energy channels are reversed compared to men. As women have to lay down on their left side during sleep and men on their right side. For women the energy channel which holds the disturbing emotions (white one) is on the left of the central (blue) non dualism energy channel. With metta

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By: Robert https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-882864 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:01:51 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-882864 Oh that’s great, thank you!

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-882829 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:04:26 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-882829 Hi, Robert.

So you’re looking for posture/sitting suggestions for your mother? Office chairs can just about work, although they tend to encourage leaning back. Some of them have a tiltable seat, and that’s much better. There are custom seats like the Kindseat Hi and the Mayu bench, but those tend to be rather expensive and so they’re really for the dedicated (or wealthy!) practitioner. For now, if she’s going to try meditation, an ordinary chair would probably work just fine.

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By: Robert https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-882697 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:27:04 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-882697 Hi, Bodhipaksa, the sweetness and kindness of your intent is all through your site. Thank you (!) Peeking briefly at the various positions for various purposes, I was looking for suggestions for elder persons. My mom, 87, has such a gifted, talented brain. // My mom, 87, has such a long habit of “thoughts as calisthenics”, *within* her brain. Suffice it to say, physical actions for her are hard (she prefers office chairs, with arms to help her move) and mental actions are…active. (She’s yet to find benefit in meditation). Suggestions for her are so appreciated!

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By: Ommzzz… – soopahviv.net https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-879378 Sun, 10 Jul 2016 01:00:56 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-879378 […] back pain during last weekend’s 30 minute sit. This past week, I read through a very helpful guide on posture and made a couple adjustments today. I sat closer to the front of my cushion for proper pelvic tilt […]

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-774784 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:28:45 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-774784 Sometimes it’s necessary to sit like that, JC. The feeling of having the feet flat on the floor can be very grounding and can help stabilize the mind, which is particularly valuable on a chair, since we can feel like we’re hovering in mid air, almost. But if your lower legs are longer than the height of the chair then sitting that way just isn’t practical, and crossing the legs at the ankles is a good compromise, as if having the legs slightly tucked under the chair. Short people may need a cushion to rest the feet on.

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By: JC https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-774409 Sat, 30 May 2015 21:59:51 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-774409 Hi Bodhipaksa. Amazing book, wonderful experience so far.
Quick question….is it OK to combine elements of the posture to suit my needs?
I sit upright on a chair with my pelvis tilted forward as recommended (as I’m not flexible enough to sit), however, as I’m tall, I prefer to cross my feet (as one would in a sitting position, soles pointing away from each other), as I find this more comfortable. Is this in order?

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By: Roland https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-771862 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:04:51 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-771862 Thanks, I will try that.

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/posture/comment-page-2#comment-771832 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:54:36 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/posture/#comment-771832 Well, I’d never recommend that you “force” anything with your posture, Roland. It’s possible that with the right meditation bench you might be able to sit comfortably for longer, but without working with you on a personal level it’s impossible to say.

Last night when I was sitting I experienced lower back pain. What I did was to make the pain into the object of the meditation, noticing the various pain sensations coming and going. They very quickly ceased to feel painful, and just became sensations. Also, because I was no longer interpreting these sensations as “pain,” the whole area relaxed and softened. You might want to try that.

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