For a long time I was unable to ‘cross’ my legs as seen in the half lotus and full lotus postures. The Burmese pose was a great stepping stone toward becoming more comfortable with the more advance cross-legged postures. In this posture I sit upon a meditation pillow stuffed with buckwheat husks. This allows for a straightening of the spine in a more relaxed position.
- Place meditation pillow on ground.
- Place butt on pillow and fold legs inward toward hips (do not cross legs).
- Straighten your back, roll and relax your shoulders.
- Fold hands (one on top of the other) with palms up and rest near the waist.
- Head should be balanced with the chin slightly tucked in.
- Do not cross your legs. Simply fold one after the other.
- Do not overarch your back, keep it nice and straight.
- Your thighs should be slightly off the ground while knees, calfs and feet rest on the ground.