My new (repurposed) meditation chair

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My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Mojo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:22 am

I got this swivel rocking chair from the Goodwill Store for $10 and removed its swivel to make a stable and comfortable meditation chair for myself. I can sit in half-lotus quite nicely with this.
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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Ben » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:54 am

Ok.
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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Crazy cloud » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:42 am

On top of pic, left side, it says; "attachments" ... :tongue:
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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by SarathW » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:51 am

How do you travel with this?
;)
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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Mojo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:56 am

Crazy cloud wrote:On top of pic, left side, it says; "attachments" ... :tongue:
Touche

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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Mojo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:02 pm

SarathW wrote:How do you travel with this?
;)
I just came up with the idea yesterday. I'll have to do something else when I travel.

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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Crazy cloud » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:41 pm

Mojo wrote:
Crazy cloud wrote:On top of pic, left side, it says; "attachments" ... :tongue:
Touche

:P
Thanks for your gentle reply, and may I offer you a suitable and extremely lightweight chair for any occasion when one really feel for stretching out

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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Mojo » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:38 pm

Truth be told, I am pretty heavy and that puts a lot of pressure on my posterior, where I have some tissues that don't take too kindly to that pressure. I need something cushy and stable. I'm sure there are some other options out there that might be a bit more portable but this was available to me immediately at a very low cost. =)

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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Mojo » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:02 am

Eh, the chair just isn't cutting it. It forces me to round my back, causing pain and cutting into my alertness.

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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by Wri » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:20 pm

And thus, a lesson in impermanence. Farewell orange chair :candle:

Also, bonus point: discomfort is a good meditation object. You can build a greater tolerance the more you meditate on it. It shouldn't mess with your alertness. The pain and any resulting movement should be just as part of the meditation as your breath. Don't blame that lovely orange chair ;)
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Re: My new (repurposed) meditation chair

Post by daverupa » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:29 pm

I bet it could work if you add a pillow for lumbar support. Also, try to ensure that your knees are below your hips for a good back arch, as well as ensuring that your feet are flat on the ground. Then you get to work with shoulders and upper back tension!

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You know, or maybe sit cross-legged with the knees on the arms of the chair, and with a pillow or pillows that let a slight recline happen. I bet you could craft something like plush tree roots...
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