Listening to Your Body
When you begin to practice sitting meditation, you may experience some discomfort or pain during sitting - much as you would if you took up a new sport. Remember that it is okay to change positions if you experience pain. You may even try standing behind your cushion or chair for a while until you feel ready to sit again. You can support and strengthen your meditation by accepting your body as it is and by being gentle with yourself.
Meditation is a life-long practice and our bodies may feel different every time we practice. The Heart Sutra says, “No attainment, with nothing to attain.” Be patient. In time your body will become comfortable with sitting and you will look forward to “assuming the position.”
You can customize your comfort to your body's shape, size, and flexibility with our assortment of support cushions. We designed these smaller meditation cushions in sizes and shapes to meet your needs for comfort and support while sitting on a zafu pillow and zabuton mat, chair, or meditation bench.
Products shown: Classic Buckwheat Support Cushion, Classic Square Support Cushion, Organic Square Support Cushion, Classic Whatever Cushion. Support cushions also come in colors to complement the Stillness & Light collections, and Joyful Yogi collections, and other fabrics can be custom requested.