佛學講座 - 佛學問答(English) - If weather turning cold in sitting meditation, what to do?
If weather turning cold in sitting meditation, what to do?

 

Regardless of weather condition, it is imperative not to catch cold

in sitting meditation because, in the process, warmth is felt as result

of unimpeded energy and blood flows throughout the body. At times

there is even an upward surge of warmth inside. Keep comfortably

warm nonetheless.

In cold weather, to cover for the low-waist pants that may slip a little

whilst sitting, put on a light, loose top to protect waist because

overstraining muscles in lower temperature may induce discomfort in

the pelvic area. Other things to note include avoiding excessive clothing

liable to affect concentration and avoiding to blanket knees and thighs

only and to leave shoulders, back, and waist unprotected. In sitting

meditation, always make careful setup plans.