Do I have to sit on the floor?

Sitting on the floor is not necessary. It is best to sit in a position where your back is straight – that could be on the floor, on a chair, or even laying down.

How long do I have to sit to be effective?

When you are first starting to meditate, be kind to yourself. It is not easy to sit for long periods of time at first, nor is that necessary for your meditation to be beneficial. It is more important to do meditation daily and develop the habit of a daily practice.

Is meditation or yoga a religion?

No, although many religions use meditation or prayer. Meditation is just a way of sitting quietly and going within. At Breathe, we offer many different types of meditation so each individual can find their perfect fit. You do not need to be affiliated with any religion to attend Breathe Studio classes. Yoga traditions are affiliated with religions but are not in themselves religious. Yoga is sometimes described as spiritual. If you have questions on this please don’t hesitate to ask us – we understand this is new to many and was once new to us so we can discuss our experiences with this as well. Most importantly, do what you are comfortable with. If there is chanting in a class and you don’t want to chant that is fine – it is your practice.

What if I can’t sit still?

This happens to us all from time to time.  Also, shifting a bit is normal, especially when you first start. It takes a few tries to find what is most comfortable for you. Keep trying new techniques until you find one you can work with, be patient with yourself, and grow into your practice.