How to Use: Acha Meditation Bench

Option 1 - Using your bench with the legs folded:

  1. Make sure that the legs are closed inward, completely and evenly.
  2. Place the bench on the ground with the cushion facing up. Then, adjust the angle of the bench to suit your most comfortable seat.
  3. For extra comfort sit with your bench on a yoga mat, rug, or the grass outdoors.
  4. Meditate.

Option 2 - Using the bench Japanese Seiza style (on your knees):

  1. Open each of the legs entirely until the outside edges of the legs reach the bench. Note: this is an important step so that when sitting with your entire weight, the legs do not collapse inward.
  2. Sit with either your legs together between the legs of the bench or with your legs wide and placed outside of the legs of the bench. If placed together between the legs of the bench – place it above your calves and/or ankles.  Remember it should be as comfortable as possible.  Note: The angled legs of the bench should be placed with the shorter side in front.
  3. Sit down on the cushion. Move yourself on the bench forward or backward for maximum comfort in your seated posture. 
    Note: When sitting in this style, make sure that your sitting bones are positioned comfortably on the cushion.
  4. Meditate.

Note:  For extra comfort for the ankles and knees you can fold a blanket so that the knees, shins, ankles, and feet are all comfortably settled on the blanket.  For better ankle support, another option is to roll two small or medium sized towels or one large towel and then place the rolled towel(s) underneath the ankles.

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