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Small changes to sitting practice
In the yogic tradition of cross legged meditation, very subtle improvements to technique can improve our posture and practice.
- lean back, rather than forward, will probably straighten you up ...
- move the shoulders back rather than forward will open the chest
- straighten the head by leaning it back before tucking the chin down a little
- open the mouth slightly, loosen the jaw, relax the face
- imagine a string attached to the top of the head and pulling up, increasing chest expansion and attention
- raise the buttocks on a cushion and bring the hips forward, stops small of back pain
- place tongue gently on top of palate
What subtle changes have improved your formal sitting mindfulness?