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Babylon A.D.

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seiza position
« on: July 16, 2015, 01:05:27 PM »
Hi all
I am meditating in the seiza position and find it very helpful to stay focused
and to have my back straight.

I use pillows to sit on but are not sure its the right way?
Does anyone else use this kneeling meditation and how its done right with your legs and feet.

The problem is i sit on my ancles and it hurts my feet very much but i love the position so
i dont want to change it.Any advice or articles or pics how to sit in this position?

Thanks


Billymac629

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 03:13:44 AM »
You can invest in a seiza bench if you like..  That will take pressure totally off the ankles!

Other then that you just have to train your legs to sit like that.. And that just takes time.. A couple of weeks of sitting in seiza for 20-30 min a day should be plenty of time for your legs to get trained to sit that way.

I have over 20 years experience in the martial arts.   One of the first arts I studied was Japanese.. Seiza sitting was big in one of the schools.   After a week or two legs would finally be trained enough to sit long periods with no pain.

By the way the kneeling bench is very popular in mediation circles!
Good luck

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Babylon A.D.

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 09:20:04 PM »
Thanks
I have been using pillows that take the pressure off my ancles.
Just dont know if its benefits are the same?also should the feet touch each other or not?
Thanks anyway

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 09:44:39 PM »
Yes..  And to be more exact, if memory serves me correct,  the left big toe should slightly lay on top of the right big toe
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Re: seiza position
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 02:28:15 PM »
Yes..  And to be more exact, if memory serves me correct,  the left big toe should slightly lay on top of the right big toe

Hi thanks
I also feel that when i meditate on my ancles even though is sore i feel like more focused
and more relaxed than not by sitting on the pillows.I can unfortunately on sit for about 5 min.
Thanks now i know i will just have to do it till the pain stops.

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 06:39:37 AM »
Hi Babylon, please check out this thread for more info on meditation postures: http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,2047.0.html
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 04:34:08 PM »
Hi Babylon, please check out this thread for more info on meditation postures: http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php/topic,2047.0.html

Thanks allot Vivek your the best  :)

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Re: seiza position
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2015, 08:03:10 AM »
:) You're welcome.
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