Re: Back pain & zafu construction
- 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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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.