As a vegetarian I tend to eat a lot of beans so I dunno if I would sit on a pillow that I am going to lay my head on later.catmoon wrote:These days I'm using two pillows off the bed and a piece of the foldaway bed in the living room. And earplugs.
lowlydog wrote: But if possible dedicate these items for the use of meditation practice only.
gregkavarnos wrote:As a vegetarian I tend to eat a lot of beans so I dunno if I would sit on a pillow that I am going to lay my head on later.catmoon wrote:These days I'm using two pillows off the bed and a piece of the foldaway bed in the living room. And earplugs.
As for the earplugs: How does sitting on earplugs help your meditation?
catmoon wrote:One thing I can tell you is that sitting on a carefully positioned earplug results in an immediate and dramatic increase in one's awareness of posture.
BuddhaSoup wrote:Anyone know of any good yoga or other postures to stretch the hips and extremities for getting to half lotus? When I was younger, my legs were pliable and 'lotusable.' Later in sports I shattered my ankle, injured a knee, and now, during long sits, I really get to breathe in and out the pain that arises in my 'dropped away' body. Sometimes after an hour, I feel like the long healed broken bits in my lower leg want to separate again. This is just a thought that I note and let pass by.... Yeah sure....ouch...ouch... it's actually a bummer for me, as I hate the idea I can't hold comfortably the postures that the Buddha taught.
I've tried to stretch, and even considered using a weight machine from the sport center to place force on the stretching, but I'd welcome any advice...ever since hitting the mid-century mark, my body and mind have started to drop away, and not in a good way.
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