thereductor wrote:EricJ wrote:Now, for the supportive aspect of this thread, I have a question for anyone willing to answer. How can I get my feet/legs to stop going numb in cross-legged positions? I'm young, flexible and sprightly (until anicca gets me), and I can get in to the position easily. But at least one foot always goes numb.
Just sit up straight and stay with your object; let the legs take care of themselves. It ain't easy, but its easy.
If you sit enough your body will get used to it, but numbness, if you're going numb, is likely to persist.
I would answer the same except that no numbness persists forever. The tendency of the body to react with numbness will very probably vanish within 1 week or 2 weeks or 4 weeks or maybe 1 month or 2 months or 4 months. It will happen by itself. No thought, no discussion can make it disappear.
On the other hand, thinking about it, and worse talking about it will certainly increase the aversion you may have towards it, and thus slow down the process of your liberation as regards to numbness in the feet.