meditation posture

The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation Posture

Please note: This is a third party informational post about some benefits of mindfulness practice.

We have seven central chakras, or energy centers, in our body. The four in our upper body control mental properties while the three in the lower body control instinctual properties. When our chakras are out of balance, we are out of balance.

To reopen or balance our chakras, meditation is key. The beauty of this ancient practice is that there are many different kinds of meditation.

Although the details may vary, the postures remain quite similar.

Let’s take a look at the basic meditation posture that will help you achieve total balance.

Sit With a Straight Spine in Your Meditation Posture

No matter how you choose to sit, make sure your spine is straight.

This maximizes your lung capacity and allows those steady, deep breaths that are at the heart of meditation.

You don’t have to sit on the floor. You can sit in a straight back chair. Just try not to lay down or recline. You’re more likely to fall asleep.

If you’re sitting in a chair, make sure your feet remain flat on the floor, in line with your hips and knees.

Allow Your Legs to Feel Comfortable

If you’re sitting on the floor, choose a leg position that’s comfortable for you. It doesn’t matter if your legs are straight or loosely crossed.

While the lotus position is popular among those who meditate, it takes a bit of practice to get there.

Start slow. Use a wall for support as your muscles learn to stretch over time.

Consider Your Hands

Place your hands in a position that won’t distract you.

You can lay them on your legs or fold them together in a praying position.

Close Your Eyes Once and Focus on Your Breathing

Closing your eyes will allow you to go within yourself and free your mind from external distractions.

Now that you’re in a comfortable position, focus on your breathing. Notice it becoming steady and deep.

Your mind will, of course, wander. Gently refocus it on your breathing again.

Visualize each breath entering your body, nourishing your bloodstream and organs. Imagine each exhale washing the toxins out of the body.

Accept a Life-Giving Energy Into Your body

As your steady breathing continues and your contemplations on your body are starting to bring you peace, imagine a life-giving energy.

Picture breathing it in along with the air.

Envision this life-giving energy as a yellowish/orange color. Feel it surround your body, infusing the air you breathe.

You’re On Your Way!

With a straight back, a relaxed leg position, and closed eyes, you’re well on your way to the perfect meditation posture.

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