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The no kidding truly Better Meditation Bench

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  • medit8ionsociety
    From an email we received: The no kidding truly Better Meditation Bench To those that Meditate, there is only one Better Bench. It adjusts three ways: Height,
    Message 1 of 2 , May 7 9:20 PM
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      From an email we received:

      The no kidding truly Better Meditation Bench

      To those that Meditate, there is only one Better Bench.

      It adjusts three ways: Height, Pitch and Firmness, for far less strain
      on legs and ankles.

      Come learn more at http://2feetunder.com

      We look forward to your visit.

      The Better Bench
      1008 Elm Ct
      El Cerrito Ca 945301-
      510-872-8000
    • Nina
      Or, sit in Virasana on a yoga block. Supplement with folded blankets under the shins (to relieve pressure on ankles/feet) and/or bottom (and not thighs - this
      Message 2 of 2 , May 8 5:22 AM
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        Or, sit in Virasana on a yoga block.
        Supplement with folded blankets under the shins
        (to relieve pressure on ankles/feet)
        and/or bottom (and not thighs - this to relieve
        pressure in the knees) to find a comfortable,
        spine-supporting sitting position.
        http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/490_1.cfm

        Sitting with the knees below the hips
        is a general 'rule' required before the
        hips can release and the spine can be
        supported in a neutral position from the
        hips. When you sit with your knees at
        hip-height or higher, the muscle connecting
        the (raised) thighbone to the (straining)
        spine must work (this is the psoas). However,
        when you support the legs from below and
        sit with knees lower than hips, that muscle
        can release. Partly this is due to positioning
        the body so that this muscle need not work,
        but also, the nervous system will not relax
        as long as some limb is hanging out in
        'mid-air'. Support the limb from below and
        the nervous system relaxes. Ah-ha! Less
        interfering noise from the body during your
        meditation. One more obstacle removed...

        Believe it or not, even those who sit
        cross-legged with knees high above their
        hip sockets can use bolsters and blankets
        to support their legs and hips and sit
        with crossed-legs during meditation with
        little physical discomfort. Use one or
        more bolsters under your bottom and thigh
        bones and supplement as necessary with
        folded blankets. Cross your ankles so
        that either the foot of the opposite leg
        supports the shin bone, or some other
        prop supports your shin and/or knee.
        Pull the flesh of your bottom back so
        your sitbones evenly meet the prop
        beneath you. Your spine should lift
        easily into a neutral position with
        no strain in your hips. If you feel
        strain in your shouldersockets, place
        a bolster in your lap and rest your
        hands on the bolster.

        Nina
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