Meditation Pillow 04

What you​ Need to​ Know About Meditation Pillow

For a​ ​ successful meditation practice,​ everything must be perfect. the​ layout of ​ the​ room must be set up in​ ​ such a​ ​ way as​ to​ ​ encourage a​ ​ peaceful and serene mind state. the​ time of ​ day must be right,​ so that the​ distractions of ​ the​ world do not interfere with the​ meditation. the​ mindset that you​ go into when you​ start using your meditation techniques must be right,​ or else the​ whole practice is​ ​ lost. And most of ​ all,​ the​ posture must be right. if ​ you​ do not sit in​ ​ the​ right position,​ with the​ back erect but relaxed,​ the​ eyes gently closed,​ the​ muscles of ​ the​ face loose,​ and the​ hands folded,​ you​ will never get the​ maximum benefit from your meditation practice.

This is​ ​ why using a​ ​ meditation cushion can be so useful. the​ meditation pillow keeps the​ back in​ ​ the​ right position. it ​ quietly elevates you​ into a​ ​ higher seated position,​ making it ​ easier to​ ​ keep your back straight. Although many people prefer to​ ​ practice without using a​ ​ meditation pillow,​ I have always found that it ​ makes things much easier. you​ can sit on​ the​ floor and meditate,​ but using a​ ​ meditation pillow is​ ​ more comfortable. the​ comfort leads to​ ​ better and deeper meditation. Best of ​ all,​ meditation pillows provide a​ ​ way for novices to​ ​ keep the​ correct posture,​ something that is​ ​ very difficult to​ ​ learn without this aid.

Of course,​ if ​ you​ are living in​ ​ a​ ​ limited space,​ a​ ​ meditation pillow can also serve as​ furniture. Although many people prefer to​ ​ use a​ ​ simple,​ unadorned meditation mat,​ these tend to​ ​ be drab and dull looking. My meditation pillow,​ by contrast,​ is​ ​ decorated in​ ​ colorful Japanese characters,​ outlined in​ ​ pictures of ​ falling autumn leaves. it ​ provides a​ ​ tasteful and attractive place for my guests to​ ​ sit,​ as​ well as​ a​ ​ comfortable support for my morning meditations. And when I do not need it,​ my meditation pillow can be easily tucked out of ​ the​ way into some corner other.

Once you​ have your meditation pillow,​ you​ can begin to​ ​ decorate your meditation room. Meditation gongs,​ as​ well as​ Buddha statues to​ ​ contemplate,​ will help give your room the​ right feel. I also think that incense can add a​ ​ nice touch to​ ​ the​ atmosphere. Burning incense can provide a​ ​ queue for your mind that it ​ is​ ​ time to​ ​ let go of ​ the​ troubles of ​ the​ day and begin your practice. This can be a​ ​ great aid in​ ​ getting you​ in​ ​ the​ right mood to​ ​ meditate. When I'm sitting on​ my meditation pillow before a​ ​ statue of ​ the​ Buddha,​ all of ​ my cares seem to​ ​ slip away.

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