Introduction to the Zafu & Zabuton
Place the zafu
(pronounced za' - foo) almost in the center of the zabuton
(pronounced za' - bu - ton), a bit to the back.
Sit down on the zafu
.Tuck in one of your legs. Place your right foot on your left thigh, or your left foot on your right thigh.
Basic Meditation Position
Keep your spine straight, shoulders down and relaxed, the back of the neck in line with your spine.
Rest your left hand inside the right hand, palms facing upward, thumbs lightly touching. This is called the Cosmic Mudra, or Meditation Mudra.
Here is another meditation posture. The legs are simply crossed. Hands rest on the lower thigh. Most important is keeping the back and neck straight.
Some people are unable to sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair is a perfectly acceptable way to practice meditation.
This posture is called “seiza” (pronounced say’-zah) or kneeling position.
Listen to Your Body
Here we show the Whatever Cushion
under a sore knee. When you begin practicing meditation, you should expect
Sometimes due to illness or accidents, it is not possible to sit upright. In that case, you may practice meditation lying down.