It is quite comfortable
but evetually the blood supply to the left leg is compromised by pressure from the right.
All positions seem to have pros and cons and this has worked the best for me so far.
daniel p wrote:Is anyone aware of any negative health effects fom sitting for long periods?
nameless wrote:An hour is probably shorter than the amount of time people sit at work, on trains/buses/cars, watching a typical movie, watching tv, being on the computer etc.
daniel p wrote:Given the emphasis on sitting meditation within the Buddhist tradition I'm surprised so little is said about it, the history, the reasons for the various postures, the hands, the appropriate way to sit. Just the basic physical mechanical aspect. 2500 years experience should yield something.
Where's the manual on best practice?
daverupa wrote: India circa 400 BCE was largely a place of sitting on the ground, whereupon "folding legs under" was a simple call to sit normally (!) without ones legs thrown askew, and "setting ones back straight" was a simple call not to slouch in order to prevent back strain and facilitate sitting for long periods.
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