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Could you comment on synchronizing the breath with the pulse?During Golden Hour I practiced counting my breaths continuously while keeping an awareness of my beating heart. Each exhalation occurred during 8 heartbeats and each inhalation over 4 heartbeats. It felt very soothing like rocking a baby
September 26, 2014, 3:48 pmTo match the breathing to the heart beat should be fine during zazen when you are not moving, but when you are walking, when you run, when you work and use your body, the heart beat will change. Then can you still count your heart beats? At that point the counting will become an obstruction to deepening your samadhi.