What can I do about back pain when I meditate?

Jonathan Thomsen
If I were you I would just lay down when I meditate. My back was hurting from dance and I really wanted to meditate…so I layed on the couch and it worked just fine!

Tyrone Collins
To begin with, meditate in whatever posture is most comfortable. Even lying down might be a good start. Or maybe try shorter duration like 3-5min. Body should be able to adapt over time unless there is a more serious medical issue in which case visiting a doctor would be a good idea.

Daryl Sullivan
Try to train your back muscles and in your everyday life sit down straight.

Clarisse Roussel
Use pillows/cushions. Or try reclined mediation.
Strengthening the core may also help.

Gabrielle Picard
This is result of sitting too erect and stiff. Try to relax your posture, but don't slouch.

Maria Stanley
Try funding something to sit on, like a pillow or blanket to have more support. If it still persists, try laying down during meditation

Ida Petersen
I am still finding out the best as mine was cramping up myself. Stay focused on ur breathing and your body and keeping your back straight?

Vernon Chavez
I usually lay down when my back starts to hurt. I feel that meditation is about stress release and we don’t have to aim to be perfect.