Meditations comes in many postures and forms in the way of practice. With all the ways of practice out there, it is recommended to be in the best comfortable position. We need to be in a position that is in harmony with our body, mind, and soul so that we may practice to our potential. Harmony is in the way related to an ease of practice. While disharmony is of disease. Thus, being in ease we can better be centered in our meditation.
Here are three ways of meditations that may help you bring ease in your practice.
1. Indian Position
This is a position widely used in the art of meditation. It is also referred as the cross-legged position and it is what many of us are raised to sit in a classroom growing up. Since we were raised in doing it, we can just easily sit. While sitting in meditation, we must remember that keeping our back straight can easily move energy in and throughout the body. It is also good for our overall posture as it helps prevent problems in the future. Remember that ease is with our whole body and even our body that is yet to come. Thus, correct a good posture to help with our future practices and life. Also, keeping our back straight up in meditation helps keep us awake. You will notice the feeling almost instantly, which is quite invigorating.
2. Knee Position
The knee position could be seen as a kneeling position. Simply just bend the knees and kneel. Your feet could be laid on its face or toes could be the base firmly planted on the ground. Your hands join together, one hand holding the other in a calm way.
3. Standing Position
The standing position helps to create good circulation in the body. Stand up with your legs spread just according the the width of your waist area. Your feet pointed and symmetric to one and the other. Your back is straight up. You are ever so slightly at a seated position as though sitting on air. Your hands circle as holding a ball. Fingers symmetric as well. Thumbs are upward. Shoulders are relaxed (it may be hard to notice the tense in our shoulders, though with practice, you will create ease so your shoulders may be relaxed). In the beginning, it may take a little bit of exercise and practice to help maintain stability. This is a great practice and can even help with becoming better awake.
In all these meditations, we can notice that there are some similarities, which can include keeping our back straight up and symmetry with our body and posture. Hope these three meditation positions can help you. Remember that meditation is free to do and it is simply to calm your body, mind, and spirit from waves of activity that occurs in daily life. In a way, your body can connect to each other much better. You will notice that with daily meditations, you will have a better projection of yourself. You will become calmer (less with negative qualities in emotion). You will be better centered.
Cheers with your meditation!
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