>>287>but no matter what I couldn't let the tension go in a few parts of my body, most notably the legs.
Been meditating for a while now. One thing I learned is that it can take time. Assuming that the tension in your legs isn't something that would be better addressed by diet/nutrition, my advice would be to keep at it. Be patient and try not to let yourself get discouraged. Some of the physiological benefits of meditation can take some time to develop. It can be like exorcising the body. One might have to walk for a while before they can comfortably go jogging, then go jogging for a while before they can comfortably sprint, and so on.