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Why breathe from nose not mouth in Zazen? Also why do we have to breathe from lower abdomenHara than from lungs? Should we always Breathe this way in our normal life? While running it s not possible to breathe from nose..

We exhale in zazen through our mouth, yet if we were to inhale through our mouth, we can easily hurt our lungs, because the air might be too cold or too dry. That is how the body is  made up. You can easily try this out for yourself during sitting. And when we move again the breathing changes.

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