When you sit, sit in such a way that you feel you have already arrived. To sit doesn’t mean to struggle. When you sit, sit so that sitting becomes an arrival into the present moment. Enjoy your arrival. How wonderful to have arrived. How wonderful to feel that you are home, that your true home is in the here and the now. Sitting like that, joy and peace become a reality. You radiate this joy and peace and it benefits everyone around you. — Thich Nhat Hanh (from How to Live #BK558)
It’s okay to meditate in bed, or in a designated spot in your house, as long as you have a space that calls to you and reminds you to practice regularly. According to yoga and meditation teacher Sara Divello, “When you make meditation enjoyable by creating a safe, inviting place for it, you’re already more likely to keep coming back to the practice.”
Keep your designated space clean and clear of clutter. Pick one or two items that call to you and feel calming, such as a statue or a candle. Click here for help getting started creating a space that you love.
Because people who meditate come in all different shapes and sizes, DharmaCrafts offers a wide selection of meditation cushions, support cushions, and benches.
If you are just getting started with meditation and need help figuring out which posture may be right for you – check out our archive of posts on postures, cushions, and meditation benches.