Meditation is the art of unifying the mind, body and spirit with the goal of achieving real focus and calm and to recharge the body with positive energy that comes from within.
People who meditate on a regular basis often reach a point where they experience relaxation, awareness, focus and a sense of inner peace.
Learning meditation is not very difficult, but it cannot happen overnight. If you want to practice mediation, the first thing you need to do is to learn the basics. It involves knowing how the different postures and determining which of those can make you feel more relaxed without experiencing discomfort that can only defeat your purpose.
You also need to avoid pressuring yourself to expect positive results otherwise you will miss the experience of creating a peaceful state of mind.
Here are some of the postures that you need to consider as part of your meditation:
1. The Lotus Posture
The lotus posture is the most popular of all meditation poses but some people find it difficult to do. It requires you to sit cross-legged with your right foot resting on your left thigh and your left foot placed on your right thigh.
This position is commonly practiced by intermediate to advanced meditation practitioners. As a beginner, meditation will be a lot easier if you begin with simpler positions.
2. The Half Lotus Posture
The half lotus posture is a lot easier to do because it requires you to fold just one leg instead of both of them.
3. The Burmese Posture
The Burmese posture is easy to do because it does not require you to cross your legs. Instead, it asks you to fold your legs in front with both your feet overlapping each other.
4. The Seiza Posture
The seiza posture is one of the easiest and most comfortable postures for every meditation practitioner to do. In this position, you will fold your legs backwards and sit on your feet. It is done in a semi-kneeling position. To make yourself more comfortable, you can put a pillow between your feet and your bottom.
Your posture is not the most important part of the meditation process but the meditation itself. While they can help to make you more alert and aware, they are actually intended to make you comfortable so you can meditate successfully. You don't have to bother yourself too much about them.