Author Topic: Knee pain and air conditioning  (Read 1904 times)

Vixsesh

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Knee pain and air conditioning
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:13:18 AM »
My knee hurts a lot over long periods of sitting crosslegged.hence is it ok to make slight adjustments in adhittana.also is it ok to meditate in an air conditioned room.?any specific exercises to aid you in sitting long periods?

Masauwu

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Re: Knee pain and air conditioning
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 07:41:27 AM »
Hi Vikram,

You can try sitting on a chair (without using the back support) to have less strain on your knees. And/or alternate sitting practice with walking practice. About the air conditioning, i see nothing wrong with it.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 07:44:42 AM by Masauwu »
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Re: Knee pain and air conditioning
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 06:12:53 PM »
Vikram,

The only thing I would add to Masauwu's comment is that in very long sitting periods it is beneficial to spend 5 - 10 minutes walking meditation every now and then to keep the circulation going and reduce discomfort.

There are some previous discussions on this in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Kind regards,

Matthew
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