What do you sit on during meditation?

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby Grigoris » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:47 pm

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 am

Oh, you mean Half Lotus!

I can understand your reaction though, I mean the jockstrap is just a little too much really, isn't it? :tongue:
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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:41 pm

The position I use is something of a combination of siddhasana and the pose that Dudjom Lingpa and others are pictured in.

I don't believe that lotus posture is possible for most, nor is it really necessary if you can get a good, grounded position.

Here's an excellent article if anyone does want to sit in a full lotus:

As for something to sit on, I either sit on a sofa for some decent back support or on a zabuton and the edge of a yoga block.
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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby SteveP » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:16 pm

It is a mirical that I am sitting cross legged, nevermind sitting like that....I would be stuck that way forever.

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby nirmal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Sit on deer skin
Protect your internal resources
Insulate your seat
From disruptive earth transmitted energies
Could we benefit others
If we ourselves
Buffet back and forth
Under shifting currents of worldly energies.
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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby sangyey » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:26 am

Folded wool blanket and sit quarter lotus. Very simple and feel grounded.

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby Mal » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:21 pm

My armchair.

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby TaTa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:13 pm

Do you people strech after meditation?

I usually do a couple of streches before but im thinkin that i will also start streching after sitting

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby underthetree » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:56 pm

Outside I sit on a folded towel on whatever rock or log takes my fancy. Indoors I use whatever comes to hand - a rolled-up camping mat at the moment. This is more a result of being broke than hardcore asceticism... Though whenever I've sat on a 'proper' meditation cushion I've found them extremely annoying.

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Couch cushion. I've thought about getting a "proper" cushion but resources are limited and, quite frankly, the one I have is working so I haven't had much motivation to change anything.
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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby deepbluehum » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:19 pm

I have a 7"x18"x1.5" rectangle made of coconut hulls and covered in canvas which I put on the ground wherever.

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Re: What do you sit on during meditation?

Postby catmoon » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:38 pm

I hadn't thought of that. Maybe I should cut loose some cash and get some dedicated gear. I've been meaning to for a long time now anyways.
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