Sitting in Meditation
A good posture, in which you’re alert but relaxed, will aid your Meditation Practice. You can sit on a chair, on cushions or on a Meditation Stool. Stools and cushions are the preferred option, stools have the advantage of being neat and portable.
About our Meditation Stools
Our Mushroom Meditation Stool slots together and is compact for when you’re on the move, great if you’re going on retreat. The curved base guarantees the perfect position. Our Classic Folding Meditation Stool, is strongly built, with the correct angle for a good posture.
We make these Meditation Stools in our workshops in Sheffield where we make contemporary wooden beds from timbers such as oak, walnut, maple and beech. We use these same timbers for our stools and they’re made and finished to the same high quality as our beds.
There are two important principles that you need to bear in mind in setting up a suitable posture for meditation.
- your posture has to allow you to relax and to be comfortable.
- your posture has to allow you to remain alert and aware.
Both of these are vitally important. If you’re uncomfortable you’ll not be able to meditate because of discomfort. If you can’t relax then you won’t be able to enjoy the meditation practice and, just as importantly, you won’t be able to let go of the underlying emotional conflicts that cause your physical tension.