Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yesterday's answer, today's query

ANSWER:  Meditation is contraindicated in low blood pressure (there is an association of depression with this condition also) -- the blood pressure drops while meditating; on the emotional front, not for those with depression or serious clinical psychological issues. Meditation magnifies such conditions and will exaggerate the condition. This may explain some comic-tragic outcomes from meditation in those who are not mentally or physically strong for that practice.

QUERY: Which are the three seated postures which are considered ideal for pranayama/meditation practice? And why?


Anonymous said...

Shameem wow you stay up so late as you have mentioned you get up real early .Do you get any sleep !I don't know how you do this.

Anonymous said...

siddasana,sukasana and padmasana. All the above asanas keeps the body steady and helps one to sit for hours with concentration which is relevant for pranayama and meditaion.

Anila said...

Sukhasana - Probably because it helps keep the body relaxed.

Joy said...

They all minimize bodily activty in the lower-half, thereby reducing blood-flow requirements.
They also help one stay alert & calm.

Vajrasan can be one of them too.