Are you experiencing a sudden waking throughout the night? Are you having trouble falling asleep during the night? Are you having the problem of backache, body aches, fatigue and depression? If yes, then these are symptoms of the unhealthy sleep disorders and lifestyles. This can happen due to the work culture that demands the long working hours sitting in single posture, change in dietary habits etc. This can have an adverse impact on your health in the long term, and if you want to mitigate and prevent such complications, you must start doing meditation from now on. In this blog you will get detailed information how to poster healthy lifestyle?.
Meditation eases your stress and anxiety by bringing inner peace and comfort. It will also support you to energize your body by keeping you active day in and day out. But barely sitting on the floor in a traditional Lotus pose will not serve the purpose as it will not support for a longer session.
At such times, the meditation pillows and the cushions come to rescue by helping you to maintain consistency and sit for a longer duration of time. But people often confuse how to use a meditation cushion while doing meditation, so here are some details regarding the usage of meditation pillows in an effective manner.
Half or Quarter Lotus Pose
This is the most commonly used method by many of the meditators as it is doing the same sitting position on a pillow. Just assume that you are sitting on a floor for meditation but in this half or quarter Lotus position, you just sit on a pillow instead of the floor. Now, in half or quarter Lotus position, the pillow gives the great relief of easing the sitting position by opening the knees and ankles. And in the half Lotus position, you just need to make a cross legged position by keeping your right ankle on the left leg. And whereas in a quarter Lotus position, you just need to keep the same ankle a bit lower than the previous one allowing it to rest on the opposite calf if the leg. Thus, this will help you to not to alter your traditional position in a significant way along with making the meditation more comfortable.
Simple Cross Legged Pose
If you are not a person of half posture, then you can just take up a simple Cross legged position. Here, you do not need to strain your ankles or the lower feet and comfortably keep your legs in a crossed manner. In this position, you need to use a meditation pillow for effective results by sitting on it while sticking to the posture. The pillow helps you to keep your spine in an aligned fashion along with reducing the backache. This can be used by both a medium height and taller person as it is universally doable at the comfort of your home.
People usually prefer this kneeling position if they are not comfortable with the folding of the legs in crossed form. This is because they sometimes feel discomfort and develop cramps while meditating in a cross legged position. For those who face such problems, kneeling position can come to the rescue. In this pose, you just need to fold your legs in a backward style against the floor and this can be done with the help of a meditation pillow. Without the support of the pillow may lead to quick pain to your thighs and feet, so make sure you use the pillow while experimenting on this posture.
In this pose you just need to keep your head right on the pillow while folding your feet against the floor on the ground. This is most commonly used by beginners so as to get the experience of meditation. This pose gives extra comfort and relief by relaxing your legs, thighs, knees and the ankles. The focus here in this position by using a pillow is that you just need to concentrate on breathing along with the stretching of the feet and hands.
Arched Backed position
This is usually taken as a last resort for the sake of better breathing exercise. In this, you must keep your pillow on your back while leaning on it and facing the ceiling. You have to adjust the pillow in such a way that it will give comfort for your entire spine. This position for a longer time will help you in breathing exercise along with resting ribcage. Even in this pose, you must keep your legs folded for good results.