The ideal posture for meditation is sitting flat on the floor with optim; curvatures in the vertebral column, but it may be some time (if ever) befon you will be able to maintain such a position comfortably. One solution is ti support the pose with one or more props. Even though many tradition; teachers are ardently opposed to such devices, they can help get you startc and are useful for pointing you in the right direction. Some props raise tf hips off the floor and take tension off the adductors, some brace the lowe back from behind and relieve tension on the erector spinae and hip flexor and some hold the knees down and relieve tension on the hip extensor The commonest and simplest device is one that lifts the hips.
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