Anyone interested in meditation knows how the enormous benefits that this ancient technique can bring to mind and body. However, are you aware of just how much your daily meditations could benefit from using a traditional meditation stool?
Although meditation is very much based on mental discipline in order to get the major benefits from its practise you need to be able to sit comfortably for long extended periods. This is the main reason most people fail to realise their meditation goals and give-up in their attempts to master this ancient mind/body technique.
In fact failure to relax the body properly accounts for the vast majority of failures with meditation! This is why the mediation stool was invented thousands of years ago!
Relaxing the body is an important step in the meditation process. You must still the body so that you can focus your attention on the mind. If you are having to constantly adjust your position in order to get comfortable your mind will be thus occupied by your physical self and not concentrated on your mental practises.
This is why meditation is considered a mind/body discipline. You must still the body before you can ever still the mind.
If you have trouble fully relaxing your body, or you get tense or uncomfortable during your meditations then the traditional meditation stool could well be the answer to your problems!
A traditional meditation stool allows you to sit very comfortably for long periods and was designed solely for meditative purposes.
A traditional and well designed meditation stool provides backless seating. Although there are a few different designs the traditional approach means you are close to the floor with your knees bent and legs tucked under the meditation stool.
Although this may sound, as we are use to much higher up with our feet firmly on the ground at a right angle using a meditation stool is in fact extremely relaxing and very comfortable.
There are some excellent advantages of using a meditation stool. Firstly a meditation stool is designed to keep your back straight. By keeping your spine straight when seated properly on the meditation stool you are actually being conditioned to use correct posture.
We all know that poor posture can cause back complaints and other physical problems but from a meditative point of view poor posture can interfere with your ability to remain focused. For these two reasons alone a meditation stool is very advantageous.
Source by Michael McGrath