Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Are Meditation Chairs Really That Good?

By Tia Ormond

Meditation is a simple ancient art to clear the mind and refresh the soul, so why would you need to buy a meditation chair ? Read on to find out why it is money well spent!

The health benefits of meditation are well known, but so many people give up before they enjoy them because they find that sitting in traditional meditative or yoga-style poses gets very uncomfortable, very fast. It's difficult to relax and unwind your mind when your back is hurting, your legs are stiff and sore, your ankles are pressing into the floor or your bottom has gone to sleep!

When you are new to meditation these problems can be worse, because your body is not accustomed to being in meditative poses. These aches and pains may prevent you from achieving a deep and calming meditative state, and may mean you abandon the practice before you realize all the tremendous benefits of meditation. Being more inflexible because of age, injury or medical conditions like arthritis may also prevent a comfortable and productive meditation.

It would be a shame to give up because of these discomforts, because meditation can help ease and even prevent some of these conditions. So whether you are a beginner or experienced, young or old, healthy or injured, a meditation chair will help to make your sessions much more enjoyable and productive .

Meditation Chairs are specially designed to make your meditation experience more rewarding. They can help you maintain an upright but relaxed and comfortable state, where you can fully appreciate and enjoy your meditation experience .

Meditation chairs help relieve aches and pains by supporting your body. Most have ergonomic angles that relieve the pressure on your lower back, or cushions that raise the hips and provide padding for the ankles.

The early Chinese Meditation chairs were simply a chair with a widened seat to allow the legs to be drawn up and crossed. They didn't look very comfortable, but they did give support to the back and the option of meditation up off the floor.

You can still find simple, wooden meditation chairs which are designed to support your body . But there is also a wide range of softer, more supportive meditation chairs available now, each with various features that suit different body types and meditative positions.

Meditation chairs can help both beginners and the experienced achieve a comfortable, more rewarding meditation, which is why many feel that a specialized meditation chair is well worth the investment .

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