6 Different Ways to Sit for Optimal Meditation

Meditation equals mindfulness. Without it, you’ll never reach your deepest level of inner peace and relaxation. While it does take some practice to learn how to calm your mind to enter that unique realm of zen, a lot of it has to do with the way you sit and the prayer beads you use.  So, grab your mala beads and slip into one of these meditation poses to maximize your yoga experience.

 

The Burmese Position

This pose for meditation is one of the easiest and is recommended for people who have difficulty crossing their legs.

  1. Sit tall with knees bent
  2. Lay your legs on the floor in a position as crossed as they will comfortably go

 

The Seiza Meditation Pose

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A completely unique meditation pose that’s different from the others is the Seiza pose. Instead of sitting crossed-legged, you’ll be kneeling.

  1. Kneel down and sit back on your heels
  2. Prop yourself up with cushions if needed

 

The Chair Pose for Meditation

Just as the name of this meditation pose reads, it’s similar to sitting on a chair. In fact, that’s exactly what it is.

  1. Sit on a chair with your back straight (no leaning)
  2. Firmly place your feet on the floor ensuring your hips are aligned with your knees

 

The Quarter Lotus

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A popular meditation pose is the quarter lotus, which as you’re about to find out, you likely do on the regular without even knowing it

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs loosely crossed
  2. Rest each foot under the opposite knee

 

The Half Lotus

 

Take your meditation pose to the next level with this variation of the lotus.

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs crossed
  2. Rest each foot on top of the opposite knee

 

The Full Lotus

Another popular meditation pose that is yet another variation of the lotus pose is this one, designed for people with maximum flexibility.

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs crossed
  2. Rest each foot on top of the opposite thigh

 

Meditation poses aren’t so much about the way you’re seating as they are about how you sit. It’s crucial to have a straight, long back to elongate the spine. Then, rest your hands either on your lap, feet, knees, or meditation hand positions. Don’t forget to relax your shoulders, tuck in your chin, grab your prayer beads and rest your gaze as you slip into a deep level of zen. 

The prayer beads you choose to use with your meditation pose can help channel specific energies and intentions. So, shop our vast collection of prayer beads to enhance your meditation altogether.   

 

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