When you meditate, is it good to be leaning against the wall

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When you meditate, is it good to be leaning against the wall

Postby Buddha » Sun May 06, 2012 9:48 am

When you meditate is it good to ne leaning against the wall so that you have an straight poscure? Whether it is better that you're not leaning on anything

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Re: When you meditate, is it good to be leaning against the wall

Postby Ben » Sun May 06, 2012 9:52 am

Hi B,
Try and sit with a straight back without back support if you can. It is better for developing mindfulness and alertness.
On the other hand, if you have a physical (medical) problem that prevents you from sitting without back support then certainly use what you need.
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Re: When you meditate, is it good to be leaning against the wall

Postby Buddha » Sun May 06, 2012 10:05 am

Ben wrote:Hi B,
Try and sit with a straight back without back support if you can. It is better for developing mindfulness and alertness.
On the other hand, if you have a physical (medical) problem that prevents you from sitting without back support then certainly use what you need.
kind regards,

Ben

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Re: When you meditate, is it good to be leaning against the wall

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 06, 2012 11:56 am

in relation to Bens comment, There are supports available to aid in keeping upright such as special cushions, seats, or a normal chair, stool, and back jacks.
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