🧘 Can I meditate lying down?

Lying down is a traditional meditation posture, and you can certainly practice in this way. We generally recommend sitting because it offers a nice balance of focus and relaxation. However, feel free to lie down if it better meets your body’s needs and you feel like you’re able to sustain your attention without falling asleep. If it's comfortable for you, bend your knees so they point to the ceiling when you meditate lying down, as this helps you be more alert. Additionally, you might bend an arm at the elbow so your fingers point to the ceiling. This also supports alertness. The benefit of this modification is that your hand on the floor is feedback that you fell asleep, if it doesn't wake you up as it falls.