Mental stability and peace are what is being craved by every human being on this planet. The most famous method to attain this mental peace and inner strength is meditation. Meditation can be done by sitting down in a calm and quiet place during any time of the day in just a few minutes. Let us look at some of the best poses for meditation.
Note: While sitting down for meditation, remember to align your back, neck, and head in an upright manner. Try to maintain a smile on your face and keep your muscles and joints relaxed. It may be difficult for beginners but try to remain still and keep your eyes closed.
Pada padmasana:This is a variation of the lotus pose. In this pose, the opposite calves are placed on the legs instead of the thighs. This is very helpful for people with tight ankles and hips or people who are new to the practice of yoga. It is also known as the quarter lotus pose. Start by relaxing your body and sitting upright. Cross your legs at the shins and place the right feet on the calf of the left leg. Now place your left feet on the calf of the right leg. Hold this pose while meditating as long as comfortable.
Ardha Padmasana:As the name implies, this is also a variation of the lotus pose. It is also known as half lotus pose. This pose involves more bending of the thigh, hips, knees, and ankles. It improves posture and strengthens the back. Start by sitting in a relaxed position. Cross the legs with the left foot resting on the right hip crease. Now tuck the right leg under the left leg thigh. Breathe through the nostrils to get into a meditative state and maintain.
Padmasana:This is the most common meditative pose. It helps you sit and meditate for longer time frames. It induces a calm nature and is said to help fight many diseases. It also strengthens the thighs, hips, and knees. Sit down and stretch your legs in front of you. Bend your knees and place the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh. Relax your mind and embrace serenity.
Burmese Position:This is one of the easiest meditation position. It is also very effective in achieving peacefulness and obtaining numerous health benefits. Begin by keeping you legs staring on the floor while sitting down. Cross your legs by keeping the feet on the floor and your knees open to the sides. Remember to sit straight and not slouch. Relax the body and place your palms on your knees.
Vajrasana:This is a very beneficial pose for your body as well as your mind. Though it may take time to perfect this pose, it rejuvenates your mind and inner self. To begin this pose, kneel down on the floor. Now sit between your feet and press the top of your feet into the floor. Keep your backbone straight and fold your hands in Gyan Mudra. Focus calmly on your breathing.