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Offlinefieldcubensis17
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i just cant sit
    #1856847 - 08/27/03 11:53 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

hey there, when i meditate i just cant ever get in a comfortable position with my back straight, if i ever do my lower back starts to hurt within 5 minutes. how can i sit comfortable so that i can meditate? peace


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: fieldcubensis17]
    #1856896 - 08/28/03 12:02 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I don't think it really matters whether or not your spine is straight during meditation. Just find a comfortable position and don't bother yourself with strict rules for RELAXING your mind.


Or see a doctor.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: fieldcubensis17]
    #1856912 - 08/28/03 12:06 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hey, sitting like that might be just improving his posture. If you practice sitting like that you'll probably strengthen your back.

I don't know if it would help you meditate, though. Maybe it somehow could.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: Phluck]
    #1856926 - 08/28/03 12:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Sitting isn't going to strengthen a damn thing... except maybe the skin on your ass. Stretching exercises might help and DOCTORS tend to know which exercises are best.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: Sclorch]
    #1856956 - 08/28/03 12:17 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

For me, anyway, meditation is all about concentrating on nothing. I sit in whatever position is comfortable so that I dont have a chance of something distracting me.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: Sclorch]
    #1856981 - 08/28/03 12:23 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Sitting with your back straight will strengthen your back muscles. Muscles grow and shrink in response to all levels of stress put on them.

Eventually it will get easier to sit with your back straight.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: chunder]
    #1857145 - 08/28/03 01:00 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I find that I meditate best when I'm walking. Something about the constant movement helps my mind relax.


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: fieldcubensis17]
    #1857158 - 08/28/03 01:05 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

maybe your trying to hard....be gentle with your practice, dont force it, or get frustrated....try sitting crossed leg on a pillow by placing the pillow only under your rump....and relax, it will come naturally...perhaps you could take that seating arrangment and lean against a wall if the back pain persists. also try stretching your back and legs everyday. hope that helps, brother


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Re: i just cant sit [Re: CleverName]
    #1863222 - 08/29/03 05:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Posture is absolutely important when meditating. Walking meditation is most often performed by advanced practitioners.

Some postures are condusive to a lax state of mind, others to an excited one. What is best to meditate is something in between. A calm alertness.

Zen Meditation Instruction: http://www.mro.org/zmm/zazen.shtml
Also try http://www.wildmind.org/


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