Yoga Poses As a Strategy to Prepare for Meditation?

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    johnscott00posted 5 years ago
    Yoga is an exercise, meditation and life practice that helps you to be closer to the inner self. After doing yoga, many people expand their practice by starting to do meditation. Yoga meditation involves using yoga postures and mantras to clear the mind and meditate for a period of time. Yoga meditation preparation includes a number of procedures that cleanse the mind and focus the body, creating a successful meditation session. Read on to learn how to prepare for yoga meditation.

    Busy mind and restless body. These are the trials for the person learning how to meditate. It’s an old problem with an old yoga solution. Here’s what those yogis of old suggest.

    Posture for the Body

    Today sitting at the computer for 3 hours without taking a break is probably normal for a lot of people. On the other hand, to sit for a 3-hour meditation session would be sure torture. Just to sit up straight for 3 minutes is way too long. The back gets tired, sometimes there is pain, and lots of fidgeting.


    Before sitting in one of the many meditation positions, practice yoga postures to release tension in the inner thigh, to loosen up the knee and hip joints, and improve circulation in the legs. The postural muscles in the back must also be strengthened to reduce tiredness and slouching when sitting.

    Butterfly Pose – Sit on the floor and bring the soles of the feet together, keeping the heels as close to the body as possible. Relax the inner thighs. For dynamic movement, raise and lower the knees flapping gently like the wings of a butterfly. Practice for 10 -15 seconds breathing naturally; and then hold with the knees down. This pose is contraindicated for sciatica.