16222Back pain & zafu construction
- Jun 2, 2008Hi Everyone,
I am new to the group but not to meditation. I have been
meditating for several years, usually doing walking
meditations or using knitting as a form of meditation. I
am starting to branch out into other forms and I'm left
with a question that I'd like to ask.
I usually sit on the floor when I meditate and have found that
I'm having a hard time keeping good posture. As a result, I end
up focusing on my back pain instead of what I've chosen for my
meditation. I know focusing on back pain can also be a form of
meditation but honestly, I'd rather not be in pain! I thought
it might help to start using a zafu so I've located some
patterns to make one. I am curious which fabrics and fillings
people prefer. I know in the end it comes down to personal
preference but I thought hearing others' experiences might
help me decide which way to go. I would be grateful to anyone
who would be willing to share their experience or offer a suggestion
for a different tool.
Fabric I'm considering: hemp canvas, cotton canvas, denim.
Filling I'm considering: kapok and buckwheat hulls.
I'm open to other suggestions as well. I also plan on double
or triple stitching for added durability.
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