Continuing on from last week, I want to give you some guidance related to postures and specifically about back pain.
It is quite common to experience back pain if you sit on a cushion or mat. If you choose this meditation pose, I suggest that you add a small cushion under you so that your torso is raised slightly, making it much easier on your back. If you are still experiencing back problems you may want to sit in a chair. If sitting in a chair, ensure your back is self-supported (ie. not leaning on the back of the chair or slouching forward).
Whatever posture you choose, it is important to promote a comfortable but ‘vigilant posture’ so that the mind stays alert. For example, if you are slouching forward you are much more likely to feel tired.
As I wrote last week, I teach 10 different meditation postures at my meditation events and retreats, so there are many postures to choose from! But don’t be surprised if sometimes you struggle or feel uncomfortable, no matter what position you try! As you experience meditation more you will come to realise that this is more in the mind than in the body.
If you are looking to be creative with your meditation pose, 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.
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.