reply to post by StarrGazer25
IMO if you are going to lay down, you should try corpse position - just as prescribed.
I used to fall into that trap of needing to be comfortable to meditate. Truth is, when you first start, 30 seconds is fine. 1 minute is fine.
I had a wooden chair, without a back, that was great when I started.
I was doing solar yoga as well, standing, just staring at the setting or rising sun. 5 minutes at first, then later 10...15...
I seem to have an attachment to wood when I mediate. I like to sit on the deck, over my pool, under my favorite tree. I think having a place you
feel good vibes with is more important than feeling comfort. IMO.
I don't cross my legs. I have some nerve issues in my ankles, so I typically sit with my feet together and my knees out. I really didn't KNOW if
this WAS a meditation 'position' or not. I just fell into it, and it worked for me.
Here are some you might try: www.whitneystewart.com...
I happened one day on the Dalai Lama answering someone's questions. His best meditation advice was to sit as straight up as you can. I thought,
well, I like him, and he SHOULD know if anyone does, so I tried it. This was after a lot of meditation in which I slumped. And I think that was ok
But anyway, I started sitting up very straight, and it is very 'right.' And I started, all along in there, to hold my hands, and even my fingers
within my hands, in certain ways. And then one day, I heard someone say something about mudras. I looked them up. WOW, I was doing that already.
There's really nothing unnatural about meditation, except that I suspect in the West we might try to force things...we might focus on results.
Main thing is to just be, and be ok with being, wherever you are, right when you are, however you are. It's ok to just be...ok being.