Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meditation Postures

A Right Meditation Posture plays a very important role during meditation. The activity of the mind and the body posture are directly related to each other. It is almost impossible to be alert and fully present when your body is not in a proper position. When we choose a Meditation Posture we should always bear in mind that

  •  The Meditation Posture should always enable us to relax and it should be comfortable.

  •   The Meditation Posture should enable us to stay alert and awake.

Many people stop meditating because they have learned to meditate in a posture that is only based on alertness and mental presence. The fact is that for most Western people it is hard to sit in the well-known tailor`s posture or the lotus posture without some form of support for a long time. Aches and discomfort soon demand more attention than meditation and make it more and more difficult to remain concentrated. Some people start to doubt whether meditation can be useful for them, they start to think it may be too hard for them and they doubt whether they are the right kind of people to benefit from meditation.
But this is not true and without forgetting that we should stay awake and alert we can also start meditating in a more comfortable position. Only when we get more experienced with meditation and we get used to sitting still for long periods of time has the moment arrived to get on to the more traditional Meditation Postures.

Traditional postures like the tailor`s posture; the lotus posture or the Burmese posture will ultimately enable us to experience our Meditations with even more alertness and consciousness.

- Guidelines for a good posture
- Choosing your Meditation Posture
- What Should we sit on during Meditation?
- What do we do with our body during Meditation?
- How to deal with physical pain?
- Common Meditation Posture Mistakes