Numbness during Meditation
Answered by Quan Yin messenger
(Originally in Chinese)
Q: What should I do if my feet get numb while meditating?
A: Try to adjust the height of your cushion. Tolerate the numbness as long as they do not hurt because not changing your posture too often will lead you to samadhi (a blissful state of consciousness) more easily. Being a beginner, you are not yet used to it, but you will gradually become accustomed to this after practicing for a while longer. It is not necessary to cross your legs when you meditate. As long as your back is straight, you may use the most comfortable posture for you, even sitting in a chair.