Skip the needles and pins in your ankles and lower legs. Enjoy your straight back that is restfully upright rather than slumping. Meditation cushions, or zafus, are great tools to promote ease and effortlessness in meditation.
If cross-legged sitting doesn't work for you, turn your meditation cushion or zafu on its side. Place it between your thighs and sit on it with your knees bent, shins on the floor on either side of the cushion. The point is, get comfortable so you can settle into meditation without stress and discomfort in your body.
These 100 percent buckwheat hull-filled meditation cushions add a whole new level of comfort. They help relieve muscle tension in your back and let you ease into a deeper connection to the Self.