The right meditation pose can help you focus, calm, and heal. It promotes physical and emotional health, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts memory and sensitivity, and may even lower your risk for depression, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
Sitting is a fundamental aspect of meditating, and a proper seated posture helps to improve your concentration. It also prevents the legs from falling asleep, which can interrupt the flow of energy and lead to discomfort.
This is a popular sitting posture that encourages the body to remain centered in meditation. Depending on how comfortable you are, you can stay in this pose for longer periods or occasionally switch sides.
During this pose, the big toes touch each other, and the heels point slightly outwards. Tilt your upper body forward and sit back between the heels.
Modify this pose to bring more length to your spine by placing a firm cushion or rolled mat under the bottom of the chair.
Standing is another essential meditative pose, and a good choice for those who spend most of their day on the floor. This posture engages the whole body, including the back and core muscles, and is a great way to increase your energy.
In meditation, it is important to pay attention to the subtle sensations arising in your body. Try to do so without judgment or attachment, and be curious about what you notice.