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.
Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:31 pm

Posture help

Post by 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?

User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4539
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Posture help

Post by 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?


User avatar
Posts: 15230
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Posture help

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:24 pm

Here are some previous threads about posture which may be helpful:" onclick=";return false;" onclick=";return false; ... 430#p11228" onclick=";return false;


Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests