Meditation Posture Is Important to Consider

When you think about meditation, the types of images that may spring to mind might be of yogis in temples sitting cross-legged with their eyes closed and hands resting gently on their bent knees. This meditation position certainly is a popular one to sit in, but it is not required that you sit like this in order to reap the full benefits from your meditation sessions. In fact, while meditation posture is important, the bottom line is that you are comfortable. You are going to be sitting in one position for an extended period of time, so it is very important that you feel good about the position that your body is in.

There are many ways of posturing and preparing for meditation.  But there are also sets of ways that do not help with meditation. For meditation posture, as long as you are sitting (or lying) with your spine straight and your back supported, just about everything else is purely a matter of choice and personal preference.

Finding a meditation posture that feels “right” to your body is important.

And after you do that, you can then find other ways of enhancing each of your meditation sessions, for instance, the inclusion of meditation music or listening to recordings of relaxing sounds from nature. However, while music and other relaxing sounds can be helpful for some people, other people may find them to be distracting.

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To illustrate this point, I shall refer to ocean sounds.  These sounds have been known to calm many people, with the sounds of gently lapping waves being as peaceful as they are.  Yet, if you include the sounds of seagulls, it may become annoying and distracting.  But generally speaking, any type of music that is soft and relaxing can be beneficial for your meditation session, especially if you are meditating for peace.

Then again, if you are meditating to empower yourself, repetitive noises can be more useful.  Think of the ancient Native Americans beating on their drums and chanting… these actions can be classified as forms of meditation, with the meditative goal being to speed up the auric field for the purposes of hunting and making a kill.  Today, however, the average person living in a developed society no longer needs to hunt for survival, but such a meditation may be used before engaging in some form of physical activity, such as going for a run or hitting the gym.

Before your meditation sessions, it is important to consider your meditation posture. It may be beneficial to try out several different positions to see which one feels the most comfortable to you. Then, you can think about adding things like meditation music to see if these add-ons can further enhance the outcomes of each of your sessions.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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