Wellness

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guide to Meditation Postures

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, an emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the author of mindfulness bestsellers Full Catastrophe Living (1990) and Wherever You Go, There You Are (2004). According to Jon, there are two traditional meditation positions with which you should become well acquainted: sitting and lying down.