The Blind Guy,
It makes no difference whatsoever regarding the posture. Whether sitting, standing, lying down, walking, everything can arise as a by product of a meditative consciousness. You can lie down and be meditative, but you cannot meditate and lie down.
As far as you are concerned, I know very well that you have not entered into meditation, otherwise your attitude towards it would have been entirely different. It would have been an incentive to go even deeper into your own being, because whatever glimpse that one has is just scratching the surface of the experience.
As far as savasana is concerned, it is a good posture simply to relax the nervous system, but the problem for most people is that it tends to relax you too much, that you simply fall asleep. And in meditation one is both relaxed and yet tremendously alert.
“You lay there with a clear mind and focus on your breath.”
Concentration upon the breath is not meditation, it is concentration. Meditation is not something which arises as an effort of the mind.
“heres the definition of the word. Pretty self explanatory don’t cha think?”
It is impossible to contain what meditation is through a dictionary definition, which was not written by those who have come to their enlightenment or who have any direct experience of meditation. But yes, that is what meditation means in English. But what is meant by meditation in the East is a totally different phenomenon. The word for it is dhyana. There is no precise translation for the word in English, the closest comes meditation although that is also dimensions apart from what it is. Because in English, meditation means to contemplate or to consider, both of which require an effort of the mind. Hence, the Christians have spoken of “meditations on Christ”, or the scientist may speak of “meditation on quantum physics”, and they will be very much correct in using the word. The whole work of the philosopher is meditation, because he is contemplating, thinking about a certain subject. But as far as the yogic sciences is concerned, dhyana is something totally different.