How to Sit in a Chair for Meditation: Stretch Upward

This is the third installment of our video series on how to sit in a chair for optimal chi flow - whether you are meditating, working, or doing any other seated activity.

In this video below Bill builds on the sitting alignment principles of Taoist meditation which he taught in the first video of the series. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to click here to watch it first. You may also want to check out the second video in the series, in which Bill demonstrates how to use the back support of your chair without sacrificing good alignment.

In the video below, Bill show you how to lengthen your body upward from the feet to the top of your head, which helps to keep your energy channels open, allow healthy blood circulation, and avoid compression of your spine, hips and internal organs.

If you try using these sitting alignments, please feel free to share your experience, or ask questions, in the comments section below.

Next week we’ll post a video about a simple movement you can do to release tension in your back while you are sitting.

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For more information:

On the chairs produced by Hal Michaels, please visit:

On how to sit in a chair, read these books by Bruce Frantzis and his company, Energy Arts, Inc:

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body

The Great Stillness

Medical Disclaimer

The instruction presented in this video is for informational or educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your physician, psychotherapist or other healthcare professional.

© 2019 Bill Ryan, Toward Harmony Tai Chi & Qigong, Northampton, MA, USA. All Rights Reserved.