Meditation Posture – The Chair


The chair posture is the easiest meditation posture. Most apps you’ll find, like headspace or calm, will start you off in this position. This is the posture that I used when I first started meditating as I often meditated at work where sitting on the ground would have been a bit weird.


  1. Find a hard / sturdy chair. Sofa cushion like chairs can be used, but they are not ideal. I would use a wooden dining room chair, or harder desk chair.
  2. Sit away from the back of the chair with a straight back.
  3. Your butt should be slightly higher than your knees. (You can add a small cushion under your butt or adjust the height of the chair).
  4. Place feet flat on the floor.
  5. Rest your hands gently on your knees or thighs.
  6. Head should be balanced with the chin slightly tucked in.

Common Mistakes: 

  1. Do not lean back on the chair.
  2. Do not use a chair that you ‘sink in to.’ Make sure your knees are slightly below your butt.

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