Meditation, like sleep, is deeply relaxing. When you’re overworked and stressed, your brain is starved for rest and relaxation, and your meditation practice may lead you to fall asleep. First, know that this is completely normal, especially when you’re learning meditation. Second, make sure you’re meditating at a time of day that’s clearly separate from your sleeping habits.
For example, if you meditate first thing in the morning, make sure you’re fully awake. If you meditate before bed, do it early enough in the evening so you’re not too tired. (Unless you’re practicing with our sleep collection!)
If your seated position is too relaxed, try placing a rolled up towel underneath your seat. This will help shift your hips forward, allowing you to sit in a more upright, alert position.