What's the best time of day to meditate?
Meditation can be done at anytime. But if you're just starting out, we recommend each morning, ideally before you start your day, and even before you drink coffee or eat your first meal.
Chances are, as your day goes on, any number of things will bump your meditation off your to-do list and it won't end up happening.
Is it possible to learn meditation on your own?
There are hundreds of style of meditation to learn from—so you would likely benefit from guidance just to determine a style that works for you. There are also mechanics and principles that you must learn to do it properly so you're not wasting your time.
How long should I meditate?
Find a time that works for you and stick to it. Consistency is more important than length. It's better to meditate every day for 5 minutes than only once a week for 30 minutes.
How should I sit during meditation?
Comfort is key, otherwise you won't want to come back to your meditation practice.
You can experiment with different postures that work for you. Sitting in a chair or cross legged, walking, or even lying down can all be effective. The key is to listen to your body and do what feels good for you.
How do I know which is the right style of meditating for me?
The style you enjoy practicing the most is the right one for you. If you're not enjoying your meditation or noticing benefits, it means you should explore a different approach that works for you.
Where should I meditate?
Any reasonably quiet, comfortable place where you’re not likely to be interrupted is great.
How should I breathe during meditation?
Just breathe naturally, unless the technique you are practicing involves breath control.
Can I meditate as effectively while lying down?
It depends on the style of meditation you're practicing, as there are some styles that require lying down, like Yoga Nidra. But for the most part, meditation works better over the long term if you're sitting up.
How do I stay consistent with my meditation practice?
The only way to be consistent is to find a style of meditation you look forward to. If you're practicing a style you don't enjoy, you'll always find reasons not to meditate and stay consistent.