history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Tuesday Sep 30 2014 11:52AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  Suiwo, the disciple of Hakuin, was a good teacher. On a certain day a certain pupil came to him, and Suiwo gave him the problem, "Hear the sound of one hand." The pupil remained three years, but could not pass the test. One night he came... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  DISCUSSION FORUM
» topic list   » start a new topic   » my tracked topics   » view topic
grey dot

horizontal line
→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: HIGH BREATHING, LOW BREATHING
vertical line Posted on Aug.20.2012 @ 05:39AM EDT by starduster

Breathing is central for us in sitting and meditation because we get more oxygen when we think about it. 

I recall a music teacher saying that it was important to breath diaphramatically when singing or playing a musical instrument because this fill the lungs with about 1/3 more air than when we breathe with just the chest muscles.  Ergo 1/3 more oxygen.

He elaborated that breathing diaphramatically is the natural way, as is done by all babies, and that as we grow older and take on the tensions associated with daily living we tend to breathe higher in the chest. 

High breathing, as I call it, is stress related.  Low breathing returns us to relaxation, and our natural state. 

It feels good to relax.  It feels good to just let go of all of the tension that has built up in us by focusing on diaphramatic breathing, feeling the air fill our lungs, and letting it out slowly, slowly, slowly, relaxing more and more, with every breath.


Go to Latest Reply   Reply to this Topic
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from so_teh
Aug.20.2012
03:44PM EDT 
Email so_teh
vertical line Neither joy, nor sorrow;
Neither flesh, nor bone;
Neither heart, nor mind;
Neither being, nor nonbeing;
Neither this, nor that;
Breathe, you are alive.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141329
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
04:14PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line Mr.Crowley, what they done in your head
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141330
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
05:11PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line Hallowed Be Thy Name
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141331
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from boymonk
Aug.20.2012
05:23PM EDT 
vertical line (Oh) Mr. Crowley, did you talk to Starbright
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141332
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
05:37PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line What am I lack of?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141333
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
06:05PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line To live is to let die
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141334
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
06:39PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line

Once upon a time I asked Chontri "What happened to you if I kill myself?"

and he said "You won't do anything like that"

how funny

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141335
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
07:08PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line Portishead - Roads  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1jyL3cr60
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141336
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from simple
Aug.20.2012
07:13PM EDT 
Email simple
vertical line Goodnight! everyone
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141337
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from boymonk
Aug.20.2012
08:52PM EDT 
vertical line It can't be this wrong.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141338
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from boymonk
Aug.20.2012
08:53PM EDT 
vertical line It can't be that right.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141339
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from boymonk
Aug.20.2012
08:55PM EDT 
vertical line Feels right though.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141340
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Joe Chip
Aug.21.2012
06:08AM EDT 
vertical line Know the Breath - all is sweet music.

Breathe in, Breathe out - OM a flute that I am, the note, right on cue - a mover of stars - the cosmic symphony of dancing atoms, the harmonic resonance of strings and waves, a dawn chorus - the spatial colour of folding sound.

Lay me down the folding colour of sou ou ou ou ou ou nd.

vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 141357
horizontal line
 
Back To Topic List   Go to Top of Page

 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this BUDDHA : STATUE & FIGURINE COLLECTION
by Unknown
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
d
.
i
.
s
.
c
.
u
.
s
.
s
.
i
.
o
.
n
.

.
f
.
o
.
r
.
u
.
m
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °