The word "Tough" can mean two things:
Which do you want to be today?
This pandemic crisis might have crumpled our livelihood but it had also forced us to step out of our comfort zone and toughen ourselves to face the challenges.
No more bubble tea for your sugar-rush is tough
Working from home with endless distraction is tough
Doing your work plan for financial year without any benchmark to forecast the economy after pandemic is tough
Losing your job is tough
Running out of saving is tough
The list can go on.
But we can choose to sit on the hardship or let the hardship cut us into diamonds.
If there's a will, there's a way.
When things get tough
We learn to get tougher.
Meditation is allowing the wandering mind to come home.
When we say sit meditation, it's actually sitting the Mind and not the Body.
But out body is the vehicle for our mind, so let's get started to allow your legs to do the job for sitting your mind.
Posture 1 - Easy Pose
Also called Sukhasana, is literally the easiest way to sit especially for beginners.
First straighten your back and stretch out your legs.
Then swiftly bring them inwards and cross the shins over.
Your feet are tuck underneath your thighs.
Make sure you allow some space between your heels and pelvis area to loosen your seat posture.
You can also find a wall to help your back up straight and tall.
Posture 2 - Burmese Pose
This is also an easy pose.
The difference is that instead of tucking the feet underneath, we simply allow the soles to face our inner thigh and shin.
If you look down, you should see a beautiful trinity triangle that is formed
Make sure it is neat and balanced.
Posture 3 - Lotus Pose
This pose requires some training on the muscles to make it more flexible. We will need to bring our foot up and place it on top of our upper thigh.
You can begin with HALF Lotus pose. Choosing whichever leg that is more flexible and place the foot on top of your thigh. The other foot is hidden underneath.
For Full Lotus Pose, we cross the legs with both feet on top of opposite thighs and soles facing upwards
If you are new to sit meditation, COMFORT is the number one goal to start your practice! So go for Easy or Burmese pose then slowly attempt lotus pose when your mind and body is ready for the challenge.
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About The Author
Silvia is a passionate holistic coach and therapist. Her engaging and creative personality makes traditional meditation, fun and easy for the contemporary minds. She specialises in personalised coaching for mindfulness and meditation. She is also a certified Emotion Code™ practitioner for those who are seeking emotional healing. Silvia founded Shan Living Mindfulness Studio in Singapore, her beloved hometown. Her warmly exclusive services are available both in-studio and online, catering to busy city dwellers.
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