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There are many different postures in which you can sit during the meditation part of your practice and you will find that as you ground into your practice you will tend towards a certain way of sitting. With mindfulness, and as your meditation practice evolves, so too will your sitting posture. From the very beginning it is a good idea to know what is available to you, which pose is your goal to move towards and to sit correctly so that you maintain balance in the body. Guided meditation is a stepping stone to a deeper meditative practice; So we want to be mindful of building good sitting habits right from the start so that as your practice grows and deepens, both the mind and the body can evolve and deepen together allowing the body/mind to move into deeper and deeper practice. The Buddha was known to have said that meditation can be performed sitting or standing, walking or lying down. In other words, all the time! So we encourage you to let the mindfulness that develops in your yoga practice to spill over from your mat and into all areas of life. Lets now move into the different positions you can sit in, starting with the most accessible and moving toward Padmasana – Full Lotus Pose. Included are full instructions of how to sit that will not be covered to such depth in the guided meditations so it will be worthwhile to follow through and choose which position works best for you now. After a period of consistent practice you may find yourself needing a different posture. At that point it could be useful to revisit this section to find a more suitable seating arrangement. But for now, put your body/mind through the following instructions to sense your way into what feels good for where you are now, and stick with that until the need to change emerges.
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