How to meditate: 1. Meditation Posture

Meditation Posture

Meditation Positions

There a six main poses to meditate correctly to provide a straight spine for an accurate energy flow. Feel free to meditate in every kind of position and choose the one which fits best to you and your actual body state.

Find your place to meditate

First find a quiet peaceable place to feel comfortable. Especially for the first time you should meditate at a place which calms you down even before the meditation.

Take your seat

Feel free to sit on any kind of underground and choose one meditation pose which fits to you most. Burmese, Half Lotus and Lotus are for more advanced yogis. To sit on a Meditation Stool / Bench or Seiza / Zafu allows you to sit into perfect balance for maximum comfort. The angled seat automatically aligns your pelvis relieving pressure on the lower back & knees. Neck, shoulders and upper back naturally settle into good posture for calm and alert meditation.

Legs

If on a cushion on the floor, cross your legs comfortably in front of you.
(If you already do some kind of seated yoga posture, go ahead.) If on a chair, it’s good if the bottoms of your feet are touching the floor.

Upper Body

Straighten your upper body gently. The spine should be natural curvature. Your head and shoulders can comfortably rest on the top of your vertebrae.

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Place your upper arms parallel to your upper body. Then let your hands drop gently onto the tops of your legs. With your upper arms at your sides your hands will land in the right spot. You can then choose one of many mudras (hand gestures) which fit to you best.

Head

Drop your chin a little and let your gaze gently down-ward. If you feel the need, you may lower or close your eyelids but it is not necessary to close the eyes when meditating.

 

 

Next Meditation Lesson:

How to meditate: 2. The Breath

 

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