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How to Find a Comfortable Seat for Meditation

Bodily discomfort is a common distraction during meditation. Learn the basic tenets of a meditative seat, and take your practice to the next level.
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Bodily discomfort is a common distraction during meditation. Learn the basic tenets of a meditative seat, and take your practice to the next level.

One of the most basic purposes of the yoga practice is to help prepare the body for meditation. When the body is at ease, and all the kinks are worked out, sitting for an extended period of time becomes more possible. In this short tutorial with Jai Sugrim, a New York City-based yoga teacher, you'll learn a couple different variations for finding a comfortable meditative seat. Regardless of the tightness of your hips or back, you'll come to understand a few basic points for assessment that will help gauge your range of motion.

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