On a meditation retreat typically you will be doing a lot more meditation than you normally do when you are at home. On some retreats it’s not unusual to be practicing for 6-7 hours. It isn’t hard! Notice that I say practice not just sitting meditation. Here are some tips to help you get the best from your retreat.
The basic principle is that you should look for a posture that is relaxed and alert, echoing an optimum mental state. This can be achieved by having a good ‘triangular base’ between your seat and your knees. In the cross legged position the knees should be on the ground, or if not, they should supported […]