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Sit on a chair.

Follow these tips so that it’s easy to be upright and balanced. If you find the instructions too prescriptive, just sit naturally upright. The inner attitudes of mindfulness are more important than your posture.

Find a chair that’s the right height for you. When you sit, your knees should be lower than your hips by a few inches. Your feet should be flat on the ground or rest on a small stool.

Tilt your chair slightly forwards. Place a few magazines under the back legs. By tilting the chair forwards, your pelvis is rotated in such a way that your back adopts an upright posture quite naturally. Try it out!

Place your hands wherever feels comfortable for you. You could place a cushion on your lap and rest your hands there. Avoid placing your hands too far forwards as they drag your shoulders down.

Allow your head to balance on your neck and shoulders. Imagine your head is gently floating upwards, straightening your spine.

Tilt your body forwards and backwards, left and right to find a central balanced place. Then just be still at that point.

You’re ready to meditate!

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