I have just started to meditate. I sit cross-legged with a cushion and am comfortable. I find that I tend to lean forward and have to bring my spine back to what feels like a straight position.
Also, apart from battling a wandering mind, I have difficulty with the initial and final prayer. Maybe I just have to find my own personal one?
—Flaminia SILJ, Italia
In meditation, you relax the body, calm the mind and open your heart. Therefore, you can begin by offering a sincere prayer from your heart that can convey your longing for peace, and connectedness with your higher Self.
You can end your meditation, with a prayer that you feel inspired to do.
Remember that meditation is a life-long practice, a journey of self-discovery. So relax, be patient and enjoy the process.