Category: Meditation Bench

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26 Aug

Zafu or Bench? How Yoga’s Vayus Can Make or Break Your Meditation

Zafu or Bench? How Yoga’s Vayus Can Make or Break Your Meditation In the early 1990s, when I was just a few years into vipassana meditation practice, I sat a 10-day silent retreat. It was my fourth such retreat, so I knew that physical discomfort would visit from time to time, especially in the first
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4 Feb

Metta Meditation: Kindness for Your Mentors

Metta Meditation: Kindness for Your Mentors From time to time, I’ve been exploring metta (kindness) meditation in this blog. The first installment covered practicing kindness for an easy being—someone, human or animal, with whom you have an easy, uncomplicated relationship. The second installment covered kindness toward ourselves, an important foundational practice for extending kindness to
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2 Nov

Sitting Meditation Discomfort: A Mindful Approach

Sitting Meditation Discomfort: A Mindful Approach One of the most common questions I hear from new students of mindfulness practice is, “Sitting meditation is really uncomfortable for me. What should I do?” Like anything else, there are many reasons that people can experience discomfort in sitting meditation. Sometimes the sitting position itself can be a
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