Mindfulness-based back pain--help!
March 30, 2012 9:00 AM Subscribe
I've recently started doing a sitting meditation, and when I do it in a cross-legged position sitting on a cushion, I'm having pain and sort of a numbness in my right mid back. I don't want to stop doing the sitting meditation--I'm finding it easier to meditate in a sitting position--but it hurts, and I'm worried I'm going to injure myself.
posted by supercoollady to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I have a few questions:
1. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what was it, what did you do about it, and did it go away?
2. I'm going to try it sitting in a chair, see if that helps, but more generally for mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is what I'm doing, can I do the sitting meditations in lying down without losing the benefit?
3. Are there any common explanations for this numbness beyond a pinched nerve?