I am not sure. I know lying on bed is going to end 99% in falling asleep. I always sit in one day to be Lotus position and it helps my mind to focus quicker as it started to connect it to the meditation state.
- Which type of meditation you like to practice most?
- Where do you do your meditation?
- Where is your favourite place to meditate?
- How do I focus better while meditating? I often find myself falling asleep or getting distracted. Any techniques that are recommended?
- Does meditation ever get easier with practice?
I’d say pretty important, in that the body should be comfortable during meditation. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting on the floor or in a chair. Make the body comfortable enough that it won’t distract you during meditation.
Just make sure you are comfortable as a first step and that you can breathe comfortably. The position is meant to help keep you upright so that you can breathe properly and also stay alert and not fall asleep during the meditation. So don’t worry about the perfect posture if you are able to be comfortable and breathe and stay alert.
I’ve been practicing meditation for about a year now I’m still finding it difficult to sit in the traditional lotus position but trying a little everyday day . Otherwise I sit with my back up against something for support. I try not to stay in bed in the mornings when I practice because I find I fall back to sleep . At night though I’ll listen to a meditation app and drift off to sleep or listen to an audio book
Hope that helps
What do you guys do ?
Hope that helps
What do you guys do ?
I would say that it is definitely pretty important. You should be in a position that is both comfortable and relaxing. The way your body is positioned should not be distracting from your meditation, so take that into consideration, too.
I dont like sitting, it is uncomfortable for me. I prefer laying down reclined so my body can relax and I can imagine myself weightless. Sitting up right makes me focus too much on my posture
You have to be comfortable but some call for an alert posture ie sitting but some also are designed for sleep so ie would require lying down. The point is to be comfortable enough to get what you're trying to achieve.
Depends on the mood or situation, sometimes I don't sit straight – I don't feel strong enough to do so. However one thing I always try to include into a position – relaxing my body and trying to stay as open as possible. I think sitting is best with hands placed on knees, but I did it also laying on bed or standing in a park next to the tree. In position the most important thing is to keep it "open" and straight and relaxed, these give you energy and embrace what we are doing.
Body position is very, very important. Simply sitting up properly or lying down in a comfortable, healthy position can make all the difference in terms of better meditation and better posture in the long run.
- 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?