Breath & Posture During meditation

Sitting correctly fosters alertness and relaxation.

The traditional posture, includes a straight back; legs in the lotus position; shoulders relaxed, “up and back”; chin down; eyes closed or looking at nothing in particular; tongue touching the upper palate; and lips slightly open with a relaxed jaw.

As you breathe, lift your ribs. As you exhale, drop your shoulders but keep your spine straight. Noise, physical sensation or thoughts can distract you; if that happens, just “acknowledge” that you’re distracted. Don’t judge or react to the sensation. If you do react, like being startled, stay mindful through the reaction, and keep going.


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