Meditation, Energy, and Breathwork are all interconnected to each other as ONE. Meditation, Energy, and Breathwork are all interconnected to each other as ONE. Your breath moves energy in your body. Meditation adjusts the energy level.
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Zen origins (pre-700 CE)
The Japanese word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Chan, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyana, which means "meditation" or "meditative state." ZEN practice is a realization through meditation and dharma practice. Often Zen is used as a short form for Zen Buddhism.
Meditation is used to stop suffering by bringing yourself and awareness to the only present moment. By many years of practice, we will be good at meditation to free ourselves from pain in life to reach enlightenment.
In short, Be in the present.
"Dwell on the past, and you rob the present. Ignore the past, and you rob the future." - anonymous
The most popular shitting meditation, ZAZEN (Japanese word) is literally translated as "shitting(ZA) meditation(ZEN)"
I hated doing this when I was living in Japan! Monks were too scary during the ZAZEN. They watch you while you are doing ZAZEN and when they find you sleepy or notice your attention is drifted or physically moving a bit, they will come to you to hit your shoulder with flat long board(Kyosaku). And you have to thank to them hitting you.
I noticed that some AIKIDO studio have ZAZEN in the US. And if the owner knows about Kyosaku, they seem to conduct the activity in the same scary manner. I attended ZAZEN in AIKIDO studio in Mountain View, CA and it was tense. I couldn't focus on anything but tense feeling and pain from my legs. The leader or teacher would scold at me or yell at me if I move a bit. So I was struggling with pain in my body for a whole time, forgetting what's for I am doing this. My body tensed up with pain and anger. After 45 minutes of ZAZEN session, my legs were dead... I couldn't stand up. It was funny. The leader/teacher was smiling with warmth after the severe ZAZEN session. It's the focus. Very serious focus on something..... For me, my focus was pain and try not to be scold at.
Yes, there were more soft type of ZAZEN practices out there. I attended one of ZAZEN at Japanese Zen temple in San Francisco, CA. The monk didn't care if I moved a bit. I liked this one. Also, Zen center in Sunnyvale, CA is not scary to attend for ZAZEN. They won't hit you with Kyosaku.
But hitting by a Kyosaku give you super charge of KI. Refreshing power into your mind and body. So, I guess it's okay. It depends on how your body can handle pain in your legs and how serious you want to focus and be trained.
After all, it's up to your choice for ZAZEN style. - Ayako Kurosawa
1. Let's the meditation begins! Keep the zen Gassho**. Imagine that you are breathing through your hands.
2. When you breathe in, visualize the white light of Reiki flows in through your
hands and into your Hara, that point two inches below your navel and the
center of your energetic body.
3. When you breathe out, visualize the Reiki white light stored in your Hara is flowing out through your hands.
4. Repeat this breathing for at least a couple minutes or as long as you
** Gassho: Put your hands together holding them in front of your chest (like praying hands) a little higher than your heart.
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Reiki is more than a healing method. Reiki is a way of life. The principles and precepts give us guidelines that seem easy enough to follow. Do not worry, do your work honestly, do not anger, honor your parents, teachers, and elders, and show gratitude to everything. Living these guidelines and practicing Reiki daily will allow us to live Reiki, be Reiki and become a Master Reiki Practitioner.
"For today only, do not be angry.
Do not be anxious, and be grateful
Work hard and be kind to others.
Gassho and repeat them in your mind
at the beginning and the end of each day."
- A quote by founder: Mikao Usui
You don't need to sit and close your eyes for a long time for the sake of zen meditation. As long as you are mindful of what you do, you are meditating, and that is one of general Meditation principal. You could be walking, running, eating and anything if you do that 100% mindfully. But if you watch TV or talk over eating meal, that is not considered as meditative state of mind.
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