If you suffer from knee pain or back pain when meditating, posture is probably the reason.
But what do you do about it?
Simple. Get a good wooden meditation chair with back support.
As meditators, we spend a long time sitting. After all, sitting meditation is one of the main positions used in meditations. Bad posture when sitting meditating, however, will cause serious health issues including knee pain and back pain.
Why You Get Back Pain When Sitting Meditating (Posture Problems,That’s Why)
Your meditation posture when sitting is very important to your practice and to your health. Bad posture when you’re sitting meditating puts pressure on the lumbar wall.
Of all normal bodily postures, sitting places the most pressure on the lumbar discs. That’s why sitting is uncomfortable. And that is the main reason why you might experience back pain while meditating.
Over time, that bad meditation posture will cause serious health problems.
The pressure on your spine when you meditate can actually cause your spine to change shape from a natural ‘S’ to more of a ‘C’ bend. When this happens, the pressure between your lumbar discs increases more than 50%.
This pressure causes lower back pain when meditating in a seated position (as well as general pain throughout the day). And it can also cause other serious health complications.
The obvious solution is to improve your posture when sitting, meditating. And the best way to do that is with a good meditation chair with back support.
It’s Not Just Back Pain: You Might Get Knee Pain When Meditating,Too
Sitting meditating can cause back pain, but you can also get knee pain when meditating, too (here’s why).
Sitting for long period of time causes the muscles and tendons to become stiff. This can produce knee pain when meditating.
You may notice pain in your kneecap. This is caused by meditating in the wrong posture, placing unnatural pressure on the kneecap, which causes the cartilage of the kneecap to deteriorate. This can lead to a condition called Chondromalacia Patella.
Of course, these problems are again caused by bad posture when sitting meditating.
Time to correct that.
You meditate to be healthy. But meditating can hurt your knees and your back if you sit improperly.
If you want to get the best out of meditating, you need proper alignment and good seated-meditation posture. That will help you to be comfortable when meditating—stopping back pain and knee pain.
Simply put: If meditation makes your knees hurt, change your meditation posture. To do that, get a good meditation chair with back support.
With A Back-Support Meditation Chair, Posture Improves And Back Pain Stops
Back pain is one of the main side effects of meditation and it is usually caused by bad posture when sitting meditating.
Like you, I used to think meditation made my back hurt. Then I got a good meditation chair with back support. That chair improved my seated-meditation posture.
Within a few weeks my back pain stopped.
What Is a Meditation Chair?
Meditation chairs are special seats to use when meditating. They are designed to make meditation more comfortable. And yes, they can help to stop you from feeling back pain when meditating.
Not only do these meditation chairs help support knees and ease back pain, they actually help the mind too.
When we have good meditation posture, sitting becomes more comfortable. There’s no longer the strain on the spine. Knee pain and back pain stop. You achieve mind-body alignment and you’re able to go deeper in meditation.
There is one huge flaw with most meditation chairs: They are not actually built for you.
Think about it like this. Your body is unique, right? You have a height, a width, a weight… you’re unique, and that is why you need a unique meditation chair.
You need a meditation chair that is the right size and shape for your body. Sitting meditating in a chair like that will improve your posture and stop back pain.
Your Body Is Unique. That’s Why The Best Chair For Back Support Is The One That’s Custom-Built For You
Your sitting posture is unique. It’s built upon several factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The shape of your spine
- The length of your legs / back
- Your natural way of sitting
- Any pre-existing health conditions
These and other elements affect the way you sit. And they also determine the exact type of meditation chair you need.
You may have wondered:
What is the best height for a chair?
What is the best knee position when sitting?
What is the proper posture for sitting, meditating?
And the answer is: It depends on your body.
The best meditation chair is the one that works with your body.
Here’s the good news:
I’ve found a meditation chair that is actually built specific to your needs. It’s called A Meditation Chair, and meditators are loving it.
This Chair Will Improve Seated-Meditation Posture And Stop Knee Pain And Back Pain While Meditating
“A Meditation Chair” is a custom build meditation chair. Literally. This chair is built unique to your individual needs.
A Meditation Chair is designed to alleviate tension and discomfort when sitting to meditate.
The manufacturer builds the chair based on your height and on various body measurements. The result is a chair that is perfect for you, one that will improve your meditation posture when sitting, and stop back pain and knee pain. The manufacturer is so precise they ever ask what meditation cushion you will put with the chair.
All this information is used to build a custom meditation chair that supports your back when sitting meditating.
Not only that, when you get your chair you’re also sent instructions on how to sit properly when meditating as well as some info on various meditation techniques.
Here’s some more info about this chair:
A Meditation Chair: CUSTOM BUILT for you!
During MEDITATION practices, do you EXPERIENCE discomfort, PAIN in your back, hips, knees, ankles or feet?
Do you have DIFFICULTY maintaining a seated position, bending down or getting up from your regular meditation practice?
Are your PHYSICAL ISSUES INTERFERING with your meditation experience?
If like me, seated meditations on a mat or standing meditations for LONG PERIODS have become increasingly UNCOMFORTABLE…there is a SOLUTION…
”A MEDITATION CHAIR”!!!
“A Meditation Chair” is CUSTOM BUILT for your unique body and individual needs HELPING IMPROVE your sitting POSTURE and facilitates COMFORT for your meditation practices.
“A Meditation Chair” is designed to:
~ Provide proper body-alignment for seated meditation.
~ Help alleviate physical tension, pressure and pain throughout the body.
~ Help facilitate presence and preeminent practices for seated meditation.
~ Improve focus to deepen and lengthen meditation experiences.
~ Transcend physical limitations and mental distractions to experience our essential nature.
“A Meditation Chair” features:
~ Custom Fit: using your Approximant body MEASUREMENTS.
~ 2 Back Rest Positions: 90° – Vertical, 95° – For EASE on the back and to RELIEVE TENSION.
~ Your Choice of Woods: Baltic Birch, Alder, Birch, Reclaimed Wood –
Douglas Fir from Vancouver BC homes & Barn Wood from Alberta & BC
~ 5 Piece Joinery System
Improve Your Posture When Sitting Meditation, And Back Pain And Knee Pain Will End
If you think that meditation is making your knees hurt and your back hurt, well, you’re wrong.
Your knees and back hurt while meditating because you have bad sitting posture. Meditating in such a position is causing your health to deteriorate. But you can change all that by getting a meditation chair with back support.
I find that when I sit meditating with good posture, my mind naturally relaxes and I feel inner peace. And that’s exactly what A Meditation Chair helps with: it helps support your body so your body, in turn, can support your mind. After all, there’s no use meditating for inner peace if you’re damaging your spine and knees sitting too long meditating.
You can really feel the difference A Meditation Chair makes. And not just to your body, but to your mind.
If you feel uncomfortable when meditating (whether it’s back pain, knee pain, or just plain fidgety-ness) you should definitely consider getting A Meditation Chair. Not only will it help you sit properly, and support good health, but it will help you to focus when meditating.
After all, you can’t achieve enlightenment if meditation is making your back hurt and your knees aches.