But I understand you. Perhaps you could sit on a chair? Use as much support as you’d like, pillows, whatever makes you comfortable. And then move your limbs if you want to, when you meditate. You don’t have to sit completely still.
Alternatively, I would recommend you trying out yin yoga – it’s a very meditative form, with long (3-8 minutes stretches) lying down, which could be perfect for your circulation and meditation.
I have done yin yoga for a couple of years now, and it’s one my most enjoyable yoga forms.
You can find yin yoga practices online and do it at home.
But try to sit on a chair, or in the floor, and make itself comfortable for yourself, and move if you need to.
And be patient with yourself ❤️
- Can someone with a meditation habit that has lasted years give me advice to build a long lasting practice? Any golden rules of how you meditate?
- Do you ever fall asleep when meditating? Or have out of body experiences?
- How much time do you spend on meditation?
- How many times a day do you meditate?
- What time is needed for meditation? Should it be different in the morning and in the evening? If you sometimes fall asleep during meditation, what should you do?
Don’t forget that when you meditate you are trying to listen to your mind and body, so don’t be too hard on you if you are doing it different from someone else. You have to care for yourself.
However you can spend 60 secs
Sitting up with your face turned up spine comfortably erect and breath deeply (big inhale/big exhale) this way you get this prana(life force energy/ circulation) in a most beneficial posture for the body.
Kaizen in Japan is doing a new task (even a difficult one) for 60 seconds to train and adapt the body to learn or produce something new. It also has been said if you earnestly and honestly meditate for 60secs the benefit is far greater than ( vs ) forcing one's self to uncomfortably go longer I hope this helps, happy meditation!
If you really want to be sitting, maybe some big, soft cushions/pillows, or firm springy ones might help – you could even try sitting up or partially reclining in bed?
At the end of the day, whatever position allows you to focus on your breath without worrying about how comfortable you are is a good (and perfectly acceptable!) choice.
Hope that helps 🙂
- How often/long do you meditate?
- How do you keep meditating and focused?
- At what point in your routine do you meditate: if morning, before/after breakfast; if at night, early/later on in routine?
- Do you meditate in the morning or at night?
- Is it normal for thoughts during meditation to be kind of loud and busy?
- Which meditation do you practice on a daily basis?
- I prefer to meditate at midday. Why does Fabulous insist in meditating in the morning?
- What audio do you use to meditate? If you use any.
- Does it really matter if I do it in the afternoon because I have no time in the morning?
- Do you prefer meditating alone or with a group and why?