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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:18 pm 
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I use the rather traditional Zen arrangement of the zafu / zabuton, over the years that just worked out the best arrangement for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:19 pm 
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My butt.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Nangwa wrote:
My butt.



Funny :techproblem:

What does your butt sit on?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:30 pm 
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mindyourmind wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
My butt.



Funny :techproblem:

What does your butt sit on?

Oh! :smile:
Usually a normal meditation cushion. But i will use whatever is available.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:22 am 
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a small pillow in the shape of an african violet flower from Pottery Barn Kids that I picked up at the thrift store for 50 cents. I'd love to have a beautiful "meditation cushion" but I just don't have the money for such luxuries at this time. All my cash is invested in vet bills.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:54 am 
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A stack of three pillows from my couch=Zafu and an old SW Native American blanket folded up=Zabuton
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:05 am 
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I was fortunate enough to have money to support my local monastery y ordering my zafu and zabutan from them. Hand made, buckwheat.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:36 am 
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Beatzen wrote:
Hand made, buckwheat.
Does that mean you can also nibble on the filling when you get the munchies during those extra-long sitting sessions?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:24 am 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
Beatzen wrote:
Hand made, buckwheat.
Does that mean you can also nibble on the filling when you get the munchies during those extra-long sitting sessions?


And what exactly would hand-made buckwheat be? :evil:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:40 am 
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Of all the different zafus, zabutons, stools etc I have tried over the years I find nothing beats a pack of folded towels for firmness and adjustability and so that it what I use. The specialised craftmanship is packed away somewhere.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:16 pm 
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mindyourmind wrote:
And what exactly would hand-made buckwheat be? :evil:
Something like this???
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Personally I sit on my ass, I figure if it's good enough for my protectors to sit on their ass I may as well sit on mine for meditation purposes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:47 pm 
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I used nadachair for a long time. Not I'm thinking about trying out Backjoy Core Plus. I'm gettin' old. :( :smile:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Mr. G wrote:
I used nadachair for a long time.


This looks awesome. Looks like it could be a very helpful tool for supporting the lotus for people working their way towards that as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Yes, it was very helpful!

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This is a problem for me, Ive been messing around for six months trying to get it right. i seem to need to sit fairly high to stop me from slouching


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SteveP wrote:
This is a problem for me, Ive been messing around for six months trying to get it right. i seem to need to sit fairly high to stop me from slouching


You could try this for a start.Hight can be adjusted for your comfort


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Thanks,

that does actually look quite good. Currently, I sit on rolled up bankets and I lean against the wall th support my back. This may not sound great, but it was that long ago that the very idea of me sitting crossed legged was unthinkable.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:56 pm 
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For me, standard zafu/zabuton - kapok filled - super comfortable - and made in the USA.

I think we all realize position and what's under our butts is kinda irrelevant; it's the practice that matters.
Buddha was from India, so the lotus position is at the forefront. In Japan they're knelling during meditation.
Like many, I'm at that age where full lotus position is just not possible. But for the time being, the Tailor
position is quite do-able and comfortable.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:45 pm 
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What is the tailor position?


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These days I'm using two pillows off the bed and a piece of the foldaway bed in the living room. And earplugs.

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