It depends on what my goal is n where I am when meditating. I like to lie down whenever I can mostly, but if I'm focusing on energizing myself or something else of that nature & in the morning I sit up. If I'm loo4to relax & release stress or getting ready to sleep I lie down. Just find what your most comfortable with. Try different options till you find your best fit.
I love lying down, but sometimes I fall asleep. Sitting doesn't feel too comfortable. I do walking meditation as well–nature walks are my favorite
It really depends on the where and when. Ideally, yes I like to be sitting outside in nature. The sitting cross-legged helps me stay present bc of the wonderful stretch to my hips. I also enjoy the breathing posture this allows. BUT if I cant sit or I can’t get outside, I just breath and go through my five senses. What do I hear, feel, smell, see, and taste. You cant help but be present.
I enjoy both sitting and walking when meditating. I live in the city so walking really forces you to focus which I like while still paying attention to everything going on around you. If I have the time there is also nothing better than sitting in a quiet room and meditating before starting my day. Lying down I find harder because I often fall asleep lol. Hope this was helpful.
If I am in a silent room and can focus, then sitting helps; however, my mind is in a stormy state most days. Walking seems to calm the storm in the mind. Once it is calm, I sit and focus on the object of my meditation.
I prefer to walk or move while I meditate. I personally have a hard time staying still, so even though sitting or lying down may be a better option for me, I feel more comfortable moving.
I meditate last thing before I go to sleep / sometimes sitting up in bed, sometimes laying down. When I occasionally meditate during the day it is usually laying flat on my back on my bed
I guess i prefer to sit in general, but I have often wanted more walking guided meditations but it seems like most aren't.
I prefer sitting for my morning meditation but if I am walking later that day and feel like it I’ll meditate while walking too or before sleeping sometimes I’ll meditate while in bed.
I prefer lying down, because in my yoga classes the posture "shavasana" is the most relaxing one, after all the workout, and I feel that way, my mindfulness is better
I prefer to sit down and relax, sometimes I will do something with my hands like colouring or craft, other times I stay quite still.
I prefer to sit down in a chair. I’ve tried sitting down on the ground before but I find it too painful, and I end up losing focus. I also take a few meditative breathes in bed before sleeping
What are what are the years I've realized that I need a moving meditation practice in advance of a seated practice. So I am doing 30 to 45 minutes of yoga practice at home followed by 108 mantras followed by seated meditation for about 10 to 15 minutes.
I prefer to sit. I can focus more on meditation, breathing when i dont walk or do anything particular. I dont think lying down is really good, i read that u can fall asleep.
- How do you position yourself during meditation?
- Have you considered going to a short meditation retreat?
- Yes. How exactly does one calm one’s mind in order to meditate? Like how can I quiet my mind completely in order to experience peace?
- Does meditation need to be done the same time every day?
- How do you meditate to get focused?
- How do you keep yourself focused on meditation?
- At times I have difficulty staying awake when I meditate in the morning. Does it happen to you too? How do you stay awake?
- What good meditation resources/apps do you use once you’ve progressed from the in-app ones?
- What changes do you see in yourself when you meditate daily?
- My mind drifts off too much during meditation, what should I do about it?