It’s easy with these 6 steps to sitting in a good meditation posture. Many people find that the sitting part of a meditation practice poses a challenge. It quickly becomes uncomfortable or even painful, making it difficult to persist. So how do you find the perfect posture to start a meditation practice and keep going? And why is it important to sit in a good posture? ...
Why a good meditation posture is important
A good meditation posture is vital. Meditation can be done anywhere at any time, however, a proper posture improves the subtle energy flow through the spine and the nadis. It maintains an even state of mind and improves the quality of your meditation. It also adds a sense of grace to your practice.
If you suffer from back pain and find yourself struggling to maintain the meditation posture, you now understand why it is useful to do yoga asanas as part of your practice. Yoga helps to improve strength and flexibility in the body and is a great physical preparation for meditation.
What is a good meditation posture?
6 steps to the perfect meditation posture
5 traditional meditation sitting styles
Try these different meditation sitting styles to find which suits you best.
Sitting and crossing both feet over each other to rest on the thighs. This causes a flat triangle base that naturally straightens the back.
As above but with one leg up and the other resting down. Unless you are very flexible, this may be a more comfortable option.
The legs do not cross each other but rest within each other while you sit on the front edge of cushion, using it to support the lower back.
If the knees cause some issues, you can sit in a chair but avoid using the back support. Sit up straight on the front edge of a chair.
Kneeling, while sitting on a cushion or on a purpose-made stool, naturally straightens the back.
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