Remember how your mother always used to advocate good posture when you were little? Well, she was right. Good posture is crucial throughout life and can only do your body and your health the world of good. Poor posture on the other hand could lead to health and medical problems that are more trouble than it was worth not listening to your parents as a kid.
Good posture is vital in everything you do. In fact, having the incorrect or poor posture during exercise or during certain activities could do you serious harm. It could cause serious injuries. Meditation is an activity that requires good posture for you to get the most out of it.
It may not cause serious injuries to have bad posture during meditation. However, it could become a niggling annoyance or even painful to hold the wrong or poor posture during meditation, especially for more prolonged periods.
Posture Perfect Peace Of Mind
When you sit for meditation in a half or a full lotus position it is important to have great posture. However, this can become a drag and it can be much easier to slip into poorer posture. A Zafu meditation cushion could be just what you need.
A Zafu meditation cushion that is round and pleated will help you get into and maintain good posture throughout your meditation session. What the Zafu meditation cushion does for you is that it lifts your upper body and your hips. This will let your legs rest more comfortably.
The more comfortable you are in perfect posture, the more likely you are to keep it that way. If you want more of a variety, you could opt for a traditional Zabuton meditation cushion as an alternative to a Zafu meditation cushion.
How the Zabuton and the Zafu meditation cushions help your lotus posture is that your thighs are slightly downward sloping. When you sit like that, on the edge of the Zafu meditation cushion, it rolls your hips forward.
This is what will allow your spine to take on the natural S-curve, which will make your meditation more comfortable for you. People with longer legs may want to combine a rectangular cushion and the Zafu meditation cushion. This is to make a comfortable provision for the length of your legs.
Using a meditation cushion also means that you are not sitting on a hard or cold surface. It cushions the surface to make your seat more comfortable. Using a meditation cushion is not expensive or difficult. On the contrary, it is cost effective and easy. Shouldn’t you try it?