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How to sit to meditate - Posture. Skills Notes. 2 The way you sit, to meditate, is not “magical”. Take a look at the suggestions, try them out, and see which is best for you. There are typical sitting, kneeling and chair meditation postures. For each, hips are tilted slightly forward to promote the natural curve in the lower spine, with back, head and neck stacked vertically. Some people choose to lie down and meditate, especially for the Body Scan, but my experience is that this can lead to sleepiness. 1. You must be comfortable and be able to sit still for some period of time. 2. Your back should be as straight as is possible and comfortable. 3. You should intend to remain relaxed and attentive. 4. Keep warm by using a light blanket if required. People in the West, and the more mature, find anything other than a chair is challenging. A kitchen chair, maybe with a cushion to the back, is ideal.
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The way you sit to meditate, and even the time of day you give to meditation are purely a matter of choice. Be aware of how much time you spend with screens and Facebook, or Twitter, newspapers, leisure-time activity and then plan your regular time to meditate. It is a very good idea to make a regular time in the day to meditate. Morning is best for many people. Have a regular place to go to that is warm, airy, appropriately comfortable and as ready for you as it can be kept. Mindfulness, and awareness for daily living develop as an outcome of having a regular meditation habit that you can enjoy.
Be Mindfully Aware
A programme of guided audio meditation, supporting notes and guides to learn and encourage a daily programme of meditation.