|Back Support on Meditation |
Cushion in the Normal Position
support position provides a cushion for arm support at the wrist. The length of most people's upper arm is shorter than their torso. During extended sitting "dangling" arms put stress on the back, especially if you have a weak or injured back.
The other meditation position I call the Aggressive back support position. The straps are designed to also create arm loops that allow the cushion to rest firmly against your back. I put a gazillion button holes in the straps to make it very adjustable. (Velcro would have been great except that unstrapping velcro in the zendo after zazen is not very sangha-friendly.)
|Back Support on Meditation|
Cushion in the
So far, the benefits of the back support seem to be identical whether I'm using it on the bench or on the cushion. I find that I use the back support in the Normal position about 3 out of 4 zazen sessions.
Namaste and Friendly Bows _/|\_