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Re: Back pain & zafu construction

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    have you tried the path of least resistance ? meditating on your back with palms facing up I have found my best healing and traveling in this position. peace
    Message 1 of 7 , Aug 2, 2008
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      have you tried the path of least resistance ?

      meditating on your back with palms facing up
      I have found my best healing and traveling
      in this position.

      peace


      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Rebecca" <bexn@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi 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.
      >
      > Thank you.
      >
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