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vertical line Posted on Nov.12.2012 @ 09:21PM EDT by QuantumZen
Here am I again with all these technical questions, but I guess it is just the nature or my way. I tried to sit zazen twice a day and at first I was successful doing it in evenings, but mornings here in Scotland (ir rather in my blow-through room) are very cold. How do I do zazen when it's so cold? Also how do I do late zazen when it's dark? To top that off, I have cought a flu and can't stop sneezing and coughing. How do I do zazen when I can hardly breathe? I understand that this sound silly, but as I said, these are "demons" I am encountering on my way.
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Nov.12.2012
11:39PM EDT 
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Reply from esoteric
Nov.13.2012
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vertical line My back hurts because I pivoted too fast lifting something heavy, got my hip out of joint, and sprained a ligament. Ouch!

The chiropractor got my hip back into place, but the ligament is still very sore. I can still manage full lotus and a straight back, though. If that weren't so, I think I'd just practice zazen lying down.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.13.2012
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vertical line Jesus.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Nov.13.2012
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vertical line I've had influzenza myself and it's really bad but you'll get over it and be stronger than ever for it.

Get well soon.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Nov.13.2012
07:15AM EDT 
vertical line Influenza hazya. Stay warm.
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Reply from leoj99
Nov.13.2012
11:44PM EDT 
vertical line You should not sit zazen at all..
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Nov.14.2012
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vertical line Quote: "You should not sit zazen at all..

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.........What else would I do with zazen?
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Nov.16.2012
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "You should not sit zazen at all..

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.........What else would I do with zazen?
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.........Savasana
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Nov.17.2012
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vertical line Here am I again with all these technical questions, but I guess it is just the nature or my way. I tried to sit zazen twice a day and at first I was successful doing it in evenings, but mornings here in Scotland (ir rather in my blow-through room) are very cold. How do I do zazen when it's so cold? Also how do I do late zazen when it's dark? To top that off, I have cought a flu and can't stop sneezing and coughing. How do I do zazen when I can hardly breathe? I understand that this sound silly, but as I said, these are "demons" I am encountering on my way.

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When it is cold then take a blanket and wrap it around yourself.
You can do this for the time you are sitting in practice.
Cold and flu are something you work through.
Yes, it is bad. Sometimes you take the rest yuou need to get better first.
Others would work through it by knowing this is just another part of the problem we all experience at one time or another.
You are right ... it is just another demon or trap to stop us in our path.
Good luck to you.
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