Beatzen wrote:I am trying to get familiar and eased with the practice of breathing from the lower portion of my abdomen. When this technique seems to go well, it is very calming for the mind, and there is more of a sense that I am truly concentrating by allowing myself to breathe as I will- instead of breathing from the upper chest, which seems to require more effort and seems forced. Any input on how to proceed? My teacher is unavailable.
Beatzen wrote:I've forgotten all about satori lately. It sounds odd, but I feel like I'm practicing with the Jhanas. Then again, I've been working on my ability to relax in my practice lately because I'm going through some rather stressfull things.