Dhamma Letter No. 95
Satipatthana 19: Kayanupassana 10: The posture 2: Sitting posture1
1. Sitting position
Legs: Sit peacefully so that your legs do not overlap. If sitting is uncomfortable, sit on a chair and place your feet on the floor so that they are comfortable. Those who need a cushion use it appropriately.
Eyes: Close gently.
Hands: Place them on your lap or place your palms on top of each other in front of your lower abdomen. Leave them as they are comfortable for you.
Waist & spine: Push your back slightly forward and straighten your spine so that you stand straight.
2. To observe: sitting with touching
Recognize the sensations in your body while you are sitting. When you sit down, you become aware of sitting and touching through the physical sensation of touching buttocks the floor/chair.
3. Notice the body:
Observe each part of the body or the whole body
4. To observe breathing:
Observe where your breathing starts, goes through the entire process of breathing, and where and how it ends. Recognize one's breathing state as it is without any intention or control.
If the in-breath is long, we know it is long, and when it is short, we know it is short. If the exhalation is long, we know that it is long, and when it is short, we know that it is short.
Observe the entire process of breathing in this way.
Practical implementation method:
I would like you to apply the observation method of the body, and practice it. For those who are starting to practice for the first time, or if it is difficult for the mind to adhere to their body, they can increase their concentration by noting them in the language at every moment for recognition. (example : 'I am sitting.'--> recognize as ‘sitting’, 'My buttock is touching on the floor'--> recognize as ‘touching feeling’, 'my breathing is short.'--> recognize as ‘short’ ...) For those who find it difficult to note in the language every movement, they just need to re-recognize the detailed perceptions in their mind. (Dhamma letter No. 94)
To be continued…
May you cultivate your Sati continuously!
May you achieve the Samma-Sati through vipassana meditation!
Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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