Thread: Seiza
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Old 07-27-2000, 06:46 AM   #3
Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai
Location: North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 13
I am intrigued by the posting on seiza. I am very interested in beginning aikido but it is difficult for me to sit in seiza. After about a minute, I feel pain on the tops of my feet and my lower shins. I am reluctant, however, to just sit cross-legged all the time.

Do others feel the same pain? Do those areas stretch or strengthen over time, lessening or ending the pain? If I sit seiza a little bit each day, will I be able to sit without discomfort?

Thanks for your time.

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