Back pain during meditation
I have been meditating consistently for about a month and a half now. My sessions are usually 10-30 minutes. After about 5 minutes the middle of my back begins to hurt. It really sucks because it distracts me a lot.
I am active. I am 5’7, 160 lbs. I use to only lift weights, so I am open to the idea that my pectoral muscles are too tight, which is causing the back pain. I am now doing P90X so I hope this will round me out better.
Anyone here ever have back pain while meditating? Did you find a way to cure it?
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I used to get an ache in my lower back while meditating; I found that it went if I elevated my spine by sitting on cushions. Out of curiosity what posture are you sitting in? You might try another that might be more comfortable. The post here has more information on different postures; http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/preparing-for-meditation-sitting-still.html
Hope this is helpful to you.