3) Sit tall
You can practise your meditation posture wherever you might be – at work, at the bus stop, in the park, at the beach. No-one need ever know! Simply take a few moments to realign your body.
So, sitting towards the front of your seat, have the soles of your feet flat on the floor, allow your knees to be slightly separated to form a strong triangular base. Gently sway your body a little from side to side, forward and backwards, to find your natural, balanced centre, coming to rest above the support of your sitting bones (the sharp bones underneath your buttocks). Allow your spine to be long and straight and have your chin tucked in. Imagine a cord lifting you from the crown of your head and bringing you into a balanced, natural and upright position – keeping that chin tucked in! Allow your shoulders and jaw to relax and take a few deep calming breaths. Ahhh, now doesn’t that feel better?!
This simple shift in posture improves your mental clarity and focus as well as realigning the natural balance of your body.
You’ll learn all about different meditation postures as part of the 8-week courses I teach. Check out my website for details about forthcoming dates.
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