Do Clothes Matter in Meditation?


Hi, Is there a specific time to meditate? Also do clothes matter in meditation? Like can a person meditate wearing boots and jacket due to coldness? So how can a person meditate in a cold room especially during a cold season?

—Peter, SA


Dear Peter,

The time to meditate is when you can do it regularly.

Recommended are dawn (just after awakening), twilight, high noon, and midnight. Another time is in the evening, just before bedtime. It’s also easier to meditate on an empty stomach 2 – 3 hours after meals. So set aside the same time or times each day for your meditation.

Wear comfortable clothing, which will allow your body to relax.

During the cold season, you can heat the meditation room. Make sure the room is not too warm, to prevent sleepiness.

For more imformation about practical hints for meditation, please visit Ananda’s article 9 Meditation Tips.