By Nadine Saad
This is my preferred meditation pose: in bed. Cocooned in my duvet. Head on my pillow. Comfy. Cozy. No uncomfortable postures.
That’s what works best for me most mornings. My day goes better if I meditate first thing - and I’ve tried to meditate in a seated, cross-legged position at that time, but I simply couldn’t stick with it.
As a meditation teacher, I’d much rather encourage you to meditate in ways you find comfortable and enjoyable.
Because as with most things, you’re much more likely to do it consistently if it’s something you actually want to do and can find sustainable ways of incorporating into your everyday life.
I fully respect that there are valid reasons why certain meditation postures and techniques are taught in various traditions.
But so many people are put off by a false assumption that you have to master sitting cross-legged for ages, and switch off all thinking to meditate.
Meditation absolutely doesn’t have to look any one specific way. And it certainly doesn't have to be an arduous undertaking.
You can do walking meditations. Contemplative meditations. You can use your meditation time for intention-setting and gratitude practices. Serial entrepreneur Tom Bilyeu does something he calls “thinkitation”.
Meditation is ultimately about you connecting with your inner being. It’s not about mimicking Tibetan monks.
I want you to get the best out of your meditations. So I’m setting a challenge this summer to help you find ways of meditating that you actually enjoy, and to help you start to integrate them into your everyday life as a consistent practice.
This 21-day meditation challenge will include daily guided meditations, tips and direct support from me in a small group setting, to help you build meditation habits that work for you.
Full details are available here.
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