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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Zazen Instruction

And I always explain how you do it, you know: That is to have right posture. Having some strength here [hara], and having perfect mudra here, like this, and you feel as if you are trying to open your arm little bit. And you pull your neck up-- pull your chin in and stretch your neck as if you are supporting something on your head. And you have strength here [hara], especially when you inhale. In other words, your inhaling comes to the bottom of your tummy. At that time you feel as if you are opening your arms. Actually they shouldn't move. And without losing your power here in your tummy or putting some more power in your tummy, you exhale.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-08-25 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC