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I wanted to try zazen. I saw your video on youtube on sitting . I sat and brought my attention to the point under my bellybutton and counted my breaths. After a while I sensed a tension in my abdomens where my awareness was like a little fist. Is that ok?

Zazen is about raising the inner energy level. Exhaling all the way to the tanden, gathering the energy there, this can also be done when working or walking. Your tanden becomes full and ripe like a football. That is called in Japanese, the belly is made. Try it for yourself everyday. It feels like a football in your lower abdomen.

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