Question

To release the thoughts = to hold the posture?

Answer from Master Kosen

Or sometimes, To hold the thoughts, to release the posture.

Mondo On the same theme : Posture

Posture

Hello Master, In a previous mondo, you recommend alternating the crossing of the legs during the practice of zazen to balance the body. Why not also reverse the mudra? (left leg on right / left hand in right, right leg on left / right hand in left) Master Dogen seems to insist that only the left leg should sit on the right one, the left hand...

kin hin

I practice in an AZI-compatible dojo for the time being, in a sharing spirit. The last time I practiced there, they indirectly made me notice that the posture of my hands, when I was walking back to my zafu at the end of kin hin, was not appropriate: I should have kept the kin hin's mudra, simply flipping down my hands by 90°. Though, I ...

A relaxed or dynamic posture?

Dear Master, first let me express my great respect and deep friendship. Since a while ago, my practice is coca-light like, because of doubts which, in spite of my presence and my joie de vivre, are persistant and come back at the slightest shot of blues or insatisfaction. Despite of my research, many things remain conceptual: must we totally ...

The crossing of the legs.

Hello dear Master. I wanted quite simply to ask you whether it is important to change the legs when the lotus is made, I ask you this because it is normally said that one must put the right foot on the left thigh and then the left leg on the right thigh, but somebody said to me that to keep it balance it is important to just make the reverse ...


How to practise zazen if one is unable to sit in full-lotus?

How to practise zazen if one is unable to sit in the full-lotus position? In vain I try to sit (in a sort of half-lotus), to soften it, but I practice less and less because I'm not to be able to make this position, which is the one of Zen, this really upsets me and prevents me from concentrating. Isn’t it there any way or particular exercise ...



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