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Meditation Supply Items - Can They Help Deepen Your Practice?



Can a meditation supply item help you go into a deeper state of inner awareness? If you choose the right item, there is a good chance that it can help you get more comfortable and allow you to become more relaxed.

A common problem with meditation is that many people are not flexible enough to sit in a position for a long time without starting to feel some discomfort in their bodies. If you are not comfortable in the traditional crossed legged or Lotus positions, you might benefit from one of the following meditation supply items.

Meditation Chair - This can be a very useful accessory if you tend to experience pain in your lower back when you sit for long periods of time. Chairs support your upper back and some have lumbar cushions that you can adjust to provide the maximum level of comfort for your lower back.

Meditation Bench - If your hips are not very flexible, this item can help you sit more comfortably by providing extra support for your legs and knees. Some of them tilt slightly forward to help you maintain good posture while meditating.

Meditation Cushion - This can be useful if your hips are relatively flexible but you still want to take some pressure off your legs. You can use one or more cushions so that your seat is raised high enough to allow you to sit comfortably, while still maintaining proper spinal alignment.

Other meditation supply items that might help you achieve a greater level of stillness include:

Eye Pillows - These are used when you are lying down while meditating. They are often made of flax seed covered with silk and they are placed directly over the acupressure points that surround your eyes. They relieve tension and block out light. Some include aromatherapy oils to promote a deep feeling of relaxation.

Meditation Blanket - You can use one to cover a cushion, chair, or bench. You can also use it to cover yourself during your meditation to provide you with warmth. Some are made from very soft fabrics, which help promote a deeper sense of relaxation.

Meditation Music - Using soft music can help you relax fully so you can experience a deeper meditation practice.

Meditation Timers - If you are concerned about spending too long a period of time in meditation, you will not be able to focus fully within. Set one of these timers so you can let go and be fully present in your meditation. At just the right time, you will be gently alerted that your practice time is over.

There are a variety of items that you can try during your meditation to see which ones you like and to discover which ones help you go deeper within. Remember, the goal of meditation is stillness. When your body is comfortable, then your mind has the ability to become still.

Della Menechella is a yoga and fitness enthusiast who has been involved in fitness for over thirty years. Her website http://www.beauty-fitness-yoga-source.com/ is filled with practical information about how you can make yoga and fitness a positive part of your life. Visit the site and get your free meditation e-book.







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