Set yourself up for success with this short video on a few different meditation postures you can take and why you might choose to take them. We experiment with Sukhasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana and Virasana in this video.
One of the biggest obstacles people encounter when starting to meditate is learning how to sit through the pain and discomfort their bodies feel when they finally sit still and quiet the mind for any prolonged length of time.
People often say “I can’t meditate,” because they are distracted by the pain, but this is totally normal! When we finally stop the habitual patterning of our bodies and minds and sit in stillness, we start to notice all kinds of thoughts and feelings that we usually distract or ignore ourselves from on a daily basis.
But, don’t worry. There is hope!
Knowing a few of the different meditation postures you can take and various ways to use props to support your body can help tremendously.
The important thing is that you are able to sit with an upright spine for as long as possible without too much discomfort in order to go beyond the bodily distractions and begin to experience all of the unconscious patterning happening underneath the surface and the "being" state that exists between thoughts.
Never be off-put or afraid to use blocks, cushions and other props to help your body be more comfortable. Even use a chair or a wall to support your back when you get tired!
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