Explore the Impact of Posture on the Quality of Your Meditation

Let's get down to the nitty gritty. You’ve heard about the benefits of meditation, so now you want to try it.

Many, many words have been written on the subject of #meditation, but the most important thing about meditation is that we actually do it and experience the benefits for ourselves. So, how? The Yoga Sutras attributed to the Indian sage and mystic #Patanjali is considered one of the most important works on the #yoga of meditation. It is both simple and complex. It can seem daunting, particularly to the beginner. So, let’s keep things really easy. 

There are 3 main elements in the Yoga Sutras that help us in our meditation practice: #Asana, #Pranayama and #Samadhi. These are Sanskrit terms. To keep it really simple, let’s name them this way: Asana is posture. Pranayama is breathing, and Samadhi is the state of meditation. Now, of course, it is a lot more complex than that, but these names will serve us for now as we establish our meditation practice. Right now we are going to explore the first element: Asana or posture.

Asana: Posture

Have you heard of full lotus, half lotus, or perfect posture? These are classical Indian sitting postures used in meditation, and they involve crossing your legs in different ways and sitting on the floor. Now, you may find it easy to sit cross-legged on the floor, or perhaps like me, you find it a bit challenging. Here’s the point; sitting on the floor cross-legged is fine as long as it is comfortable for you and does not cause undue discomfort or pain in the body. Sitting on the floor can ea