Meditation Makes Exercise More Effective, Here’s How

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You can do meditation standing, sitting, or lying down.

Though some schools of thought maintain strong opinions on bodily position during meditation, the truth is you can do it while sitting, standing, lying down, or walking. Sitting is often dubbed the best position to meditate. It keeps the body and mind attentive versus the relaxation that occurs when you lay down. However, you should always choose a comfortable position based on your own needs.

“Meditation can be achieved while walking, driving, washing the dishes—you get the picture,” explains Barajas. “For example, let’s say you’re in the middle of a crazy class or session, and you think you don’t have it in you to continue. You’re exhausted and you’re gasping for air. Pausing for a brief moment, putting your hand over your heart and taking 2-5 deep, conscious breaths will reset and rejuvenate you.”

“Sitting is good for most meditation,” says Rzepski. “Except Yoga Nidra meditation which is traditionally done lying down.”

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