If you think you have to be sitting up in order to properly meditate, think again. Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow, advocates for meditating while lying down, a method she refers to as “beditation.”
“There’s a different feeling that you have when you’re lying down versus when you’re seated upright,” she said, explaining that you can practice this type of meditation just about anywhere.
“You could be at home in bed, in your office on the floor, or even under a tree outside,” Thomas said. She recommends lying flat on your back with your palms up. You can also modify the position by placing your legs at an angle or lying on your side.
Thomas believes beditation can also help you get a better night’s sleep.
“We already have this directive that when we’re lying down we’re supposed to be falling asleep. You’re already basically sending a signal to your brain that it’s time to relax,” she said.
Watch Thomas explain more of the benefits of meditating in bed in the video above.
This video was produced by Rebecca Halperin and Katrina Norvell.