Scoliosis does NOT prevent you from meditating! Meditation is less about sitting cross legged on the floor and more about focusing on your breathing and clearing your mind. I often do my medutating laying down on my back or side, and I have also done it sitting in a chair, standing, running on a treadmill; all you need is a comfortable position that you can stay in for the duration of your meditation session.
No, although it might be more painful to sit in the classic position, you can really sorry however you want to. Besides, despite what popular culture often espouses, mindfulness meditation is not about achieving any sort of state of calm, clarity, openness, etc.. It's about being fully aware at whatever you are feeling. So if your back hurts, you can still meditate on the feeling of pain itself. I highly recommend listening to some Mingyur Rinpoche on the Palpung Lungtok YouTube channel. It should make meditation much easier to understand for someone getting started. Hope this helps!
- What kind of meditation do you practice.
- Do you have a meditation guide that you recommend or a particular teacher that you feel is very helpful for a beginner?
- When’s your favorite time of day to meditate?
- What is the best way and when is the best time to meditate
- Do you find guided or unguided meditation helps to clear your mind more?
- Is there a certain position you find that works better? It seems harder to focus when I try to sit super straight.
- Do you prefer guided mediations or just calming sounds? Do you have any tips to make master meditation?
- Can you meditate properly laying down?
- How do you position yourself when you meditate? Do you sit, lie down, or stand?
- What do you visualise when meditating??