[QUOTE=charliedharma;57414]if you are talking about the pose vajrasana which im pretty sure you are , the pose as you suggest is sitting on the heels with no v shape , However most cannot do this without much practise , I could show you how to work towards this , but you would have to come to class .
But heels together is something to go towards . It is very good for stabilising the sacrum[/QUOTE]
Hi Charlie, yes that is what pose I mean.
I do Ashtanga yoga, and vajrasana is not a part of it.
I have MAJOR problems with keeping alert. I can not sit nor lie in any position that does not give me focus problems. However I can feel that vajrasana does indeed keep me alert. I have only been experiementing with this pose today but I feel like I could watch TV or even listen to something sat in vajrasana and actually be able to focus on it (thats if vajrasana wasn’t so uncomfortable).
So for me vajrasana isn’t actually a part of any yoga practise.
I can actually put my feet straight and sit on the heels like you say to do, I just didn’t know that was how it should be done, I simply opted for the most comfortable choice.
I have just sat in that position on a cushion for a full fifteen minutes on my heels, correctly. I think with consistent practise, simply sitting in the position, I will eventually be able to sit comfortably in vajrasana for as long as neseccary.
Do you think this is a wise strategy?
I’m not going to damage anything am I? Alan Watts always sits in this position, he even medititates in (meditated maybe? I don’t even know if he’s still alive…)
PS: I just found vajrasana on another site. It says that my original position is correct. But I will follow your advice, not that.