I cannot sit in a lotus meditation posture; do I need to be able to do this in order to meditate effectively?
Sitting in a lotus posture helps to keep your spine erect and to be centered in your lower belly area, with your awareness focused on your thoughts or breath. However, it is not necessary to sit in a lotus posture in order to meditate effectively. Meditation is a state of being, not just sitting and watching your thoughts or breath. When we are aware in the present moment we are in a state of meditation. Some meditations can be done while sitting, walking, jogging, cooking, playing music, doing artwork, dancing.
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