Zen meditation allows the mind
to relax, please follow theses easy instructions. Sit on the forward
third of a chair or a cushion on the floor.
Arrange your legs in a position you can maintain
comfortably. In the half-lotus position, place your right leg on your
In the full lotus position, put your feet on opposite
thighs. You may also sit simply with your legs tucked in close to your
body, but be sure that your weight is distributed on three points: both
of your knees on the ground and your buttocks on the round cushion.
On a chair, keep your knees apart about the width of your shoulders,
feet firmly planted on the floor.
Take a deep breath, exhale fully, and take another
deep breath, exhaling fully.
With proper physical posture, your breathing will
flow naturally into your lower abdomen. Breathe naturally, without
judgement or trying to breathe a certain way.
Keep your attention on your breath whilst practicing
this zen meditation. When your attention wanders,
bring it back to the breath again and again -- as many times as necessary!
Remain as still as possible, following your breath and returning to
it whenever thoughts arise.
Be fully, vitally present with yourself. Simply
do your very best. At the end of your sitting period, gently swing
your body from right to left in increasing arcs. Stretch out your
legs, and be sure they have feeling before standing.
Practice easy Zen meditation every
day for at least ten to fifteen minutes (or longer) and you will discover
for yourself the treasure house of the timeless life of zazen -- your
very life itself.
Be a light to others and you wont stumble on your own path.
Meditation is a process of careful thought consideration.
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