Posture help

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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Posture help

Postby saddhusaddhu90 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:12 pm

If I meditate standing my breathing is good, in and out naturally flows. When I sit cross legged it is like my breath feels restricted, does not flow the same and I feel I need a help it to work and it feels a bit shallow, especially on the out breath. Helping it gives me tension. My posture feels okay, I sit legs folded in, on a cushion, pelvis tilted okay and back seems quite straight. Are there exercises or stretches which maybe will help me?

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Re: Posture help

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:20 pm

Just guessing here, but you might need to think about head and shoulders. Are they in the same position when you're sitting as when you're standing? If not, why not?


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Re: Posture help

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