Does it matter how you sit when you meditate? Well, in my own experience… it really matters a lot!
Those of you who practice Kundalini Yoga probably already know the value of sitting up and meditating with your spine straight. However I know there are probably some of you who don’t know the importance of sitting up straight during meditation.
When you meditate, all the energy in the central nervous system moves through the spinal cord. When the spine is not straight the energy can’t flow freely, but when we sit up straight with all the vertebrae lined up without tension, and shoulders relaxed, then the energy can flow freely. Cherdikala, "high spirits" results when the Kundalini energy returns down through the Ida and Pingala (subtle energy channels in your back) and that opens all the chakras.
So the next time you are meditating, or sitting in Gurdwara singing Gurbani, be conscious of your posture. Try sitting up straight, close your eyes and you fix your attention on the Gurbani. Allow yourself to be drawn into the sound of the Gurbani and the rhythm of the breath. Just try it. Sit straight. Breathe deeply, and see what happens.
What has been your experience?