How do you deal with aches and pains during a meditation session?

Stella Prescott
I sit on a folded blanket to help cushion and then adjust myself to be as comfortable as possible as pains come up. Then I bring my attention back to my breath.

Jeppe Kristensen
Remember that aches and pains are only temporary. Focus on other parts of your body before feeling those pains melt away.

Carl Poulsen
There are two ways I chose to deal with it. First is to just move into a more comfortable position, meanwhile acknowledging your movement and being mindful of the choice or the way that makes you feel. The second is to make those, unpleasant, sensations a part of the rest of the things you are feeling, and let them be. Acknowledge them and inspect them with a sense of curiosity might make them seem less intense.

Ana Sanchez
If it is a very mild pain, I ignore it and just relax and let go of the feeling – it eventually subsides. Sometimes I struggle with this and can't do so, and that is when I will do a short yoga session before meditation – almost all of my pain is back pain and so I normally do 10 minutes of poses to help relieve this.

Christy Bailey
I try to acknowledge the pain, relax my muscles in the area with the pain and then refocus on my breathing. Usually breath work helps with the pain, but sometimes it’s too much to be able to completely ignore.

Rasmus Thomsen
Stretch BEFORE meditation. Start before getting out of bed. Arms up toes pointed release BREATHE into muscles. Thank your body. Affirmation " i feel good" it a great song to start the day. Move slow and smooth. Deliberately and with self focus , self love and determination.
Just DO IT it dose not have to be perfect just consistent and knowing it will make each and every day better . should be motivation in itself .
Best of love light and luck to you.

Simão Araújo
I imagine my breath moving through my body like a massage, smoothing out the aching muscles. This usually happens in my feet and lower back, so I imagine each inhalation moving over the aching body part until I’ve relaxed enough to refocus.

Josilene Teixeira
Concentrate on your breathing! And push though! After your session use Deep heat where it hurts! And relax your muscles you may be too tense.

Perry Jones
It's ok to shift and adjust your position as long as it doesn't hamper your focus. After some practice, you won't even need to.