Do I need to sit to meditate or can I meditate in another posture?
There are said to be four traditional meditation "postures":
- Lying down
- Walking (not something we typically consider a posture, but for the sake of differentiation we do here)
We generally recommend sitting because it offers a nice balance of focus and relaxation but it isn't a posture that works well for everyone. Feel free to lie down if that is what your body needs or if you feel like you’re able to sustain your attention without falling asleep. Standing is also a great posture to practice with as we spend a lot of our day in this posture, and meditating while standing (or walking) can help to develop mindfulness that will carry over into daily activities. The main idea is that when you do your formal meditation practice, you aren't also doing something else.