A Guide To Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is completely unwinding. In Buddhism, it is a thoughtful control performed to accomplish calmness in the mind and body. In particular, it aims for a practitioner to understand the nature of life to acquire enlightenment.

To completely encounter positive aftereffects of Zen meditation, there are three general techniques to consider: Concentration; Koan Introspection; and Shikantaza.

Focus is the primary emphasis to begin Zen meditation. You need to focus on your breathing which is commonly ministered by counting. Give breathing a chance to be your shield to any diversion. Then again, Koan Introspection concentrates on “koan.” Koan is an element utilized for meditation. “Simply sitting” or Shikantaza is reflection where an object has no place, instead mere focus is needed.

This is the ideal opportunity for you to know about the normal positions attempted in Zen meditation.

Burmese Position

burmese position

This position is great for beginners and for people who can’t get into the other positions easily. Well, have in mind that this pose also needs some flexibility, so if you feel like you can’t do it, just stop.

Seiza Position

Seiza Position

Seiza is the Japanese expression for right sitting. It can be accomplished by letting your lower leg kneel. Ensure that your feet are under your bottom and that your toes are situated in a backward manner.

Half-Lotus Position

Half-Lotus Position

Indian-style with one leg on the highest point of the other is the half-lotus position. To accomplish such sitting position, you should be seated on an Indian-style of sitting. After which, lift one leg without letting the legs be unfolded.

Full-Lotus Position

Full-Lotus Position

Ensure that you are sitted Indian style. At that point, pick one foot and take it to the crook of your knee. Give it a chance to rest, guaranteeing that the base of your knee is in an upward position. The last step you have to embrace is to convey the other foot to the next knee simply like what you did on the first.

After you have picked a best Zen position for you, there are other critical things you have to have in mind:

Keep your mouth close. Guarantee that your tongue is placidly pushed adjacent to the upper sense of taste to avoid salivation and gulping.
Keep your eyes low. Fix your eyes on the ground.
Keep your chin tucked-in.
Keep your nose in line with your navel.
Keep your hands encased in a “cosmic mudra.”

Zen meditation focuses on relaxing. Take in Zen meditation is said to be the basic power in one’s body. Together with psyche, the two are viewed as the truth of life.