manas wrote:DEAR MEMBERS, PLEASE DON'T PUSH YOUR KNEES TO THE POINT OF PAIN
Whatever you do, work with your body, not 'against' it; under professional guidance, gradually, step-by-step, and not pushing beyond pain.
You get one pair of knees per lifetime. Take care of them!
Furthermore: meditation doesn't *have* to be in full lotus, or even in half lotus, to be effective. There are plenty of ways to get ourselves sitting on the floor in such a way that our spine is erect yet comfortable. ...
Kim OHara wrote:... and you don't even have to sit on the floor to meditate anyway. So long as your "spine is erect yet comfortable" you can be stable, relaxed and alert, and that's really what you're looking for. Sitting in a straight chair with your feet flat on the floor can work just fine.
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