What Is Zazen?
Zazen, the practice of seated (za 坐) meditation (zen 禪), has attracted much attention recently for its many beneficial effects on the health (lowered blood pressure and heart rate, enhanced immune function, etc.), on mental function (increased creativity and focus, etc.) and on emotional well-being (decreased stress and anxiety, enhanced sense of empathy and compassion, etc.)....
How to Do Zazen
■Regulating the Body
|There are two traditional ways to fold the legs in zazen: kekka fuza 結跏趺坐 (full lotus) and hanka fuza 半跏趺坐 (half lotus). For the full lotus posture, first place your buttocks on the zafu or folded cushion...|