Ever wonder… “What is the best meditation posture”?
I am often asked about the best meditation techniques and this often starts with asking about the ‘best posture’ for meditating. As mentioned in an earlier meditation tip – there is not any one correct posture. In fact at my workshops and retreats, I teach 10 different meditation postures.
Whatever meditation position you choose, it is essential that your muscles are relaxed and the spine straight (but not stiff) so that energy can flow unimpeded up and down your spine and your breath can flow naturally through your body.
Although I highly recommend meditating in the supine position (lying down), I do not recommend this for beginners learning how to meditate, as it is much too easy to fall asleep. The first time you try meditation lying down is best while with a teacher who is guiding you. You are less likely to fall asleep and get the most out of your meditation experience.
Remember, the point of meditation is to create a strong and focused mind – an alert mind – not to ‘zone out’ or relax to the point of falling asleep.
If you are looking to be creative with your posture, why not join me for a meditation class in North London. You can join either the Face to Face Meditation Class or the Online Mediation Class – or both.
A bit about Online Mediation Classes: Students have loved the flexibility online meditation classes offer them, because they can join from anywhere – whether they are working abroad or sitting in the comfort of their own home. The classes are Interactive (using online meeting software, not webinar apps), which means unlike apps or books (which ‘talk at you’), you have the ability to ask questions, experience meditating with others and discuss your experiences with a like-minded group.