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Old 01-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
Robert Cowham
Dojo: East Sheen Aikido and Kashima No Tachi
Location: London, UK
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 282
Re: unusual seiza problem - pain in BACK of knee

It took me quite a while (years) to be able to sit in seiza with my bum actually resting on my ankles - as opposed to being suspended in mid air. Take your time about this stuff, and as recommended by others, don't overdo it as you can injure things - it's a challenge to learn the difference between pain which is just discomfort, and pain which means you are injuring things. Trust your intuition, and if in doubt I would err on the side of safety!

I find that the exercise furitama in seiza (hands clasped in front of you and being shaken up and down - but with an imaginary pebble between palms and with wrists and arms as relaxed as possible) helps a lot.
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