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Meditation Postures

First and foremost thing to do when doing Meditation is your Posture. It is one of the important factors for meditating. We have to sit effectively to learn how to meditate. There are two points you should keep in mind for setting a suitable posture for meditation.

  • Your posture has to allow you to relax and to be comfortable.
  • Your posture has to allow you to remain alert and aware.

Elements of Good Posture

Here are some facts you need to know about posture that will help you to be in good posture while meditating.

  • Your spine should be upright, following its natural tendency to be slightly hollowed. You should neither be slumped nor have an exaggerated hollow in your lower spine.
  • Your spine should be relaxed.
  • Your shoulders should be relaxed, and slightly rolled back and down.
  • Your hands should be supported, either resting on a cushion or on
  • Your lap, so that your arms are relaxed.
  • Your head should be balanced evenly, with your chin slightly tucked in. The back of your neck should be relaxed, long, and open.
  • Your face should be relaxed, with your brow smooth, your eyes relaxed, your jaw relaxed, and your tongue relaxed and just touching the back of your teeth.

Meditation Postures Types

  • Sitting in a Chair
    doing meditation sitting on chair is one of the easiest ways to do meditation. People who are beginners should start from this posture. You can do it in office or home easily you just need a chair whose back support should be straight and not too high .Keep your hands on thigh palm down and your feet flat on the ground. The more erect you sit in the chair the more alert and aware you will be and it will be more beneficial
  • Kneeling
    although you can use a chair to meditate on, for some people it's not as satisfying as sitting on the floor. Somehow, being on the floor gives a more "grounded" feeling. You should use cushions while you are in a kneeling posture it will prevent you from back aches. Many mediators sit on a special meditation cushion, called Zafu. The important thing is to get the right height. If you sit too low, you'll end up slumping. Slumping interferes with your ability to stay aware, and can lead to discomfort. If you sit too high, then you will have too much of a hollow in your back, which can lead to pinching. When your back is relatively upright, without you having to use any effort to keep it that way, then you've got the height about right.
  • Tailor Position
    Tailor Position is the simplest cross-legged position. It's also probably the most common cross-legged posture. Itís quite uncomfortable for those whose body is not flexible they find it difficult and it could lead problems in joint due to blood flow rate. It's very important for you to have both knees on the ground, to give you adequate support. Having three points of contact (your butt, and both knees) gives you a lot of stability.
  • Full Lotus Position
    Full Lotus posture is for those whose body and knee part are flexible. In the full lotus, the feet rest on the opposite thighs, with the soles pointing upwards In the half-lotus, one foot is on the opposite thigh with the sole pointing upwards, while the other rests on the floor, as in the tailor position. Itís also called the best posture technique for meditation. The mediator who is able to sit comfortably in full lotus is close to the ground, and is also in a very balanced and symmetrical posture.
  • Half Lotus Position
    In the half-lotus, one foot is on the opposite thigh with the sole pointing upwards, while the other rests on the floor, as in the tailor position. Itís for those who are not comfortable enough in Full Lotus.

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