HOW TO SIT
Just like there’s no one “right” way to meditate, there’s certainly no one “right” way to sit or lay or be or anything during meditation. Making space for meditation in your day is more important than if you can fold your legs like a pretzel into half lotus or if you can even get yourself on to or up from the floor today!
There is a posture for everyone…..
For all seated postures, sit on the edge of your cushion. Make sure your hips are elevated above the knees and allow the pelvis to tilt forward to allow for a natural curve of the spine. Tilt your chin slightly downward, allowing the spine to stay long and preventing your neck from getting too tired.
EASY SEATED POSE
Cross your legs any way you'd like, keeping your hips above your knees and allowing a natural curve to the spine. Relax and enjoy!
HALF LOTUS POSE
One leg folds up on the opposite thigh. For you more flexible meditators and yogis.
FULL LOTUS POSE
For you extra flexible meditators, you! Folding up both feet onto opposite thighs. Proceed with caution.
KNEELING, CUSHION between LEGS
Place cushion on its side so you can get some height or keep cushion flat on floor. Make sure there’s enough support below you to not hurt your knees.
TAKE IT EASY!
There’s no one right way to meditate!
Sit, relax any way you'd like.
CUSHION on KNEES for GROUNDING
For dealing with trauma or anxiety, or any difficult situation life throws your way. Use the weight of the meditation cushion to create a sense of safety and grounding.
SEATED in CHAIR
Can't sit on the floor? No problem! You have options. Try using your meditation cushion behind your back or under feet while seated in a chair.
Place cushion under the middle of your back and slowly relax your whole down into the ground. Stretch out your arms for more of a heart-opening stretch.
To get out of the pose, roll over off the cushion to one side and use your hands to slowly push yourself back up to seated.
RESTORATIVE CUSHION under KNEES
Place cushion under your knees, let your body relax into the ground with each exhale, and enjoy.
RESTORATIVE BUTTERFLY POSE
Place a cushion under each knee and lay with your back and head on the floor. Sink down into the ground with each exhale and enjoy!
RESTORATIVE CHILD'S POSE
Resting in child’s pose can be a great restorative and grounding pose for meditation. With each breath, sink into the earth. You can alternate the direction your head is facing to evenly stretch out the neck if you are able.
LEGS up the WALL
First place a meditation cushion or folded blanket about 6 inches away from a wall. Then sit with one hip on the cushion with your butt facing the wall so that your legs are running straight along the edge of the floor. Lay back and swing your legs up the wall. Make sure your lower back is centered on the cushion and your shoulders and head are on the floor.
You've made it! Now for the best part: close your eyes and take slow deep breaths allowing the mind to quiet.