Daily Meditation

Daily Meditation

The Postures of ​ Meditation: the​ Daily Guide to​ ​ Success

During the​ ancient times until now,​ people practice meditation because of ​ its provided advantages. Incorporating meditation as​ part of ​ your daily life can make a​ ​ big difference regarding your attitude and outlook in​ ​ life. But because meditation is​ ​ a​ ​ procedure,​ it ​ involves several steps as​ well as​ postures when doing it.

1. Cross legged posture. Various spiritual traditions and meditation teachers suggest or prescribe various meditation physical postures. One of ​ the​ most popular postures is​ ​ the​ cross legged position which includes the​ lotus position. it ​ is​ ​ taught in​ ​ most meditative traditions that the​ spinal cord must be kept straight. So,​ slouching is​ ​ not a​ ​ good idea. This is​ ​ because,​ when you​ sit straight,​ it ​ encourages good circulation of ​ what they call as​ spiritual energy,​ which is​ ​ the​ life force and vital breath.

2. Seated posture. a​ ​ meditator can sit on​ the​ chair with his or her bare feet,​ as​ what the​ New Thought is​ ​ teaching. in​ ​ Orthodox Christianity,​ a​ ​ meditator can sit on​ the​ stool. While in​ ​ Theravada Buddhism,​ a​ ​ meditator is​ ​ walking in​ ​ mindfulness. in​ ​ Sukhothai,​ Thailand,​ walking meditation of ​ the​ monks is​ ​ called bas-relief. the​ meditator sits up keeping his or her back straight holding the​ spine and head in​ ​ alignment without leaning and thighs parallel to​ ​ the​ floor. the​ hands are rested comfortably on​ the​ arm's chair or on​ the​ knees.

3. Kneeling posture. the​ meditator kneels with both knees on​ the​ floor keeping his or her buttocks resting on​ his or her toes and heels which are almost touching. the​ hands rest on​ his or his thighs.

4. Lying down posture also known as​ corpse posture or savasna in​ ​ yoga. the​ meditator rests on​ the​ carpet keeping his or her legs straight and relaxed. Nevertheless,​ this is​ ​ not used more often since it ​ mimics the​ natural posture of ​ sleeping. the​ meditator can sometimes fall asleep. This is​ ​ effective in​ ​ reducing stress rather than a​ ​ meditation process.

5. Incorporating mudras or hand gestures. There is​ ​ a​ ​ theological meaning behind these gestures. Based on​ Yogic philosophy,​ these can affect consciousness. One example is​ ​ the​ common hand-position of ​ the​ Buddhist. the​ right hand rests on​ the​ top of ​ the​ left hand with touching thumbs similar to​ ​ the​ begging bowl of ​ Buddha.

6. Incorporating various repetitive activities in​ ​ stillness such as​ humming,​ chanting,​ or deep breathing to​ ​ help in​ ​ inducing a​ ​ state of ​ meditation. the​ Soto Zen practitioners do their meditation in​ ​ front of ​ a​ ​ wall with open eyes. However,​ most mediation schools are assuming that the​ eyes are half-open or closed.

The duration and frequency of ​ meditation also vary. There are nuns and monks who bow for a​ ​ lifetime meditation. However,​ the​ broadly accepted duration is​ ​ 20 or 30 minutes. This length may increase as​ the​ process goes on​ as​ what experienced meditators revealed. to​ ​ obtain the​ benefits of ​ meditation,​ it ​ is​ ​ advisable to​ ​ follow the​ advices and instructions of ​ the​ spiritual teacher. Most traditions require daily practice. But some may experience frustration or guilt when they failed to​ ​ do it. Sometimes,​ meditators may complain about meditators knee especially during long hours of ​ kneeling on​ one's knees or sitting on​ cross legs.

Keep in​ ​ mind that perseverance and acceptance are needed to​ ​ become successful. This can help you​ during prolonged hours of ​ meditation and increase focus on​ your everyday lives.

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