The Benefits of a Meditation Chair

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2018-02-27T16:24:36+00:00By |

Having some comfortable meditation furniture and accessories is a good tool for any meditator to get comfortable with meditation. A meditation chair is especially essential for those individuals who need more support, have an injury or are older, or simply can’t sit on the floor on a meditation cushion. If you experience significant back pain after meditation, try different posture or get a meditation chair with back support. This chair supports your back and helps prevent the pain. But if you’re okay meditating without back support, a meditation bench is recommended.




Here are some benefits of using meditation chairs:

Most meditation chairs are compact and lightweight, meaning you can easily move them from one position to another. For instance, the meditation floor chair is low and extremely comfy. Some designs are foldable, allowing you to carry them to different destinations. These are perfect for individuals who travel frequently. So next time you pack up for an enthralling meditation retreat, don’t leave your meditation chair behind.

If you suffer from excruciating back pain or limited flexibility, using a meditation chair could offer the perfect solution. Some styles provide you a solid back support, ensuring that your meditation experience is as comfortable as possible. All your meditation furniture ought to be comfortable. This helps you to be more relaxed during your meditation session.

A good meditation chair relieves the pressure that gradually builds up in your back and legs. These chairs are designed to reduce stress and tension that results from continuously sitting in one pose. Daily meditators might understand the challenges posed by this practice – what with the constantly aching back and tensed legs. Sitting on a chair offers you the appropriate back alignment, preventing any kind of pressure buildup.

There are various kinds of meditation, each one unique from the other. Some people prefer practicing mindfulness meditation while others prefer Zen and yoga meditations. Using a meditation chair with back support not only guarantees maximum comfort and relaxation, it also helps you to be consistent in the practice.

Meditation furniture are perfect for those individuals who are new to this practice. Sometimes, it can be difficult to sink into a new practice, especially if you have overly high expectations. Many meditators throw in the towel after just a few weeks. Good news is, you can improve your meditation experience by purchasing a meditation bench or chair.

Maintaining the perfect meditation posture

Tokpa Korlo, a Mindworks meditation teacher, talks about the importance of having a good posture at every moment – not only during meditation but also when working, conversing and carrying out other activities. Maintaining a good posture helps to create awareness, allowing us to remain rooted in the present. Sitting on a chair during meditation helps you to achieve a good body posture. Remember that your back should be straight, not curved. Therefore, your meditation chair should have a small forward inclination. This helps you to avoid slumping as you meditate.

If you prefer sitting on a meditation bench or a meditation floor chair, it’s perfectly okay. What’s important is that you’re comfortable. There’s a variety of meditation furniture to choose from. For instance, you could purchase the Alexia Meditation Seat which is remarkably comfortable. You could also use a zafu, gomden or a meditation pillow. If you opt for a chair, ensure it adjusts easily based on your height, weight and preferred degree of comfort.

If you require some help or you simply want to rev up your meditation experience, I suggest that you try guided meditation. Try joining a class or simply download an app if you find this convenient. The Mindworks: Guided Meditation App comes highly recommended. It contains enriching daily meditations along with a variety of Mind Talks to keep you inspired and engaged.

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