Meditation is a discipline which requires a lot of concentration and focus. It is a way to delve into the deeper mind and to relax the body. It is used to get into a state of deeper awareness. Meditation is a part of many different religions, but anyone can practice it. If you want to try meditation, then you need to know the basics first. Sitting properly is an important part or the practice. There are a lot of different ways to sit while meditating. It is important to choose one that is right for you. These simple tips will help you choose a position that is right for you.
Here are a few simple tips on how to sit while meditating:
- If you are new to meditating, it would be best to start meditating in a chair with a straight back. This position will let you get used to sitting with your back straight for long periods of time. Make sure that the back is not too high so that you can still relax your head and your neck. Make sure that your feet rest flat on the floor, to even out your weight. Slouching is not a good idea when meditating, as it causes a lot of damage to your back.
- Incorporate yoga with meditation. Yoga and meditation are often practiced together. However, even if you are not a yogi, you can still use some positions to help you meditate. The most common Yoga position is the Lotus position, which has three variants. The first is the quarter lotus position. It mimics the Lotus flower when in quarter bloom. You should start by sitting on the floor with your legs folded, and your feet going towards you. This is also known as Indian style sitting. Rest one foot on your calf. This is the quarter lotus position. You can also shift to the half lotus position if you rest your foot on your thigh.
- The most challenging sitting pose for meditation is the full Lotus position. It would be best to use a cushion or mat for this pose. Starting with the Burmese position, take your left foot and place it over the opposite thigh. Meanwhile, the left thigh should hold the right foot. The full Lotus pose requires a lot of balance and concentration. It may take a lot of practice, but once you perfect this pose, meditating will come easy. It improves concentration and discipline.
- Sit in tailor fashion. It is also called the easy position. First, place a few cushions, a large throw pillow, or a yoga mat on the floor. Then, sit cross-legged on the cushions. This is not necessarily the best position for your posture, but it is great for beginners. It would be better to set up some cushions or pillows around your knees to raise them and keep them high, so you keep your back straight.
Basic meditation requires that you sit properly. These simple tips will help you find the position that is right for you.