Lengthen your spine by stretching your back in an upward motion balance your head over your torso and look straight ahead as shown in Figure

Figure 6-3:

A safe sitting posture for lower back problems.

Figure 6-3:

A safe sitting posture for lower back problems.

Note: In the classic posture, which we don't recommend for beginners, you rest your chin on your upper chest and extend your arms until your elbows are locked and your hands are on your knees.

If you have trouble sitting back on your heels because of tightness in your thigh muscles or pain in your knees, put a cushion or folded blanket between your thighs and calves. Increase the thickness of your lift until you can sit down comfortably. If you feel discomfort in the fronts of your ankles, put a rolled-up towel or blanket underneath them.

The Sanskrit word vajra (pronounced vahj-rah) means "thunderbolt" or "adamantine." So, this posture is also known as the adamantine posture.

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