Practising meditation has nothing to do with your posture, Dr. Kabat-Zinn said. You can do it lying down, sitting, standing, walking, running, chopping vegetables, in a chair, on the floor—as long as you’re being mindful and present in the moment it will be effective. There is no time when you are awake in which it is wrong to be present: to be fully awake.
Often your mind seems to be “not getting with the program” right off the bat, he said. But each thought and emotion that comes is valid and must be recognized and allowed to pass.