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Listen to Your Body

Here we show the Whatever Cushion under a sore knee. When you begin practicing meditation, you should expect~ to feel some pain during sitting - much as you would if you took up a new sport. Remember that it is ok to change positions if you experience pain. You may even try standing behind your cushion for a while until you feel ready to sit again. It is important to accept your body as it is and to be gentle with yourself. Meditation is a life-long practice. The Heart Sutra says, “No attainment, with nothing to attain”. In time your body will become comfortable with sitting and you will look forward to “assuming the position”.

Tip: Try our Whatever Cushion for extra support.