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Zen Yoga Buddhism Exercises

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Zen yoga is a holistic practice that blends qigong (breathing work), tai chi (exercises), meditation & stretching of yoga. Developed by Aaron Hoopes, Zen yoga helps in relieving stresses, weight reduction, maintaining health & boosted metabolism. The exercises also help in balancing energy meridians of the body.

Small Bowel & Heart Exercise

  • Deemed to be linked to your capability of experiencing joyfulness, one begins the exercise by being seated with the sole areas of both feet close to one another.
  • Feet are to be held & leaning forwards in a gentle manner whilst permitting widening of elbows.
  • Be watchful about not rounding your back though leaning forwards by hinging at the waistline.
  • Staying in such a stretch pose for as much time as one likes.
  • Practitioners teach that when one experiences effortlessness in a stretch, it signifies a dearth of energy.
  • When one focuses on these areas when stretching, one could be infusing it with new-fangled energy.

Abdomen & Spleen Exercise

  • Such an exercises could be tricky to perform for a lot of people since it necessitates flexibility in knee joints. It does tend to get lesser difficult when one practices it regularly.
  • Begin by being seated on the heels & start separating one’s heels till one is seated in-between them.
  • In a gentle manner, leaning back & bring the torso towards the ground though avoid pushing.
  • As per Zen Yoga beliefs, one would sense the energy lines along the frontal part of one’s legs & body when performing this pose which are actually the spleen & abdomen meridians that are associated to serenity or empathy.

Lungs & Large Bowel Exercise

  • Standing with legs to be placed at a distance somewhat hip width away.
  • Extending the frontal part of one’s spine.
  • Locking thumbs together at the back of yourself & leaning forwards to as much far as could be comfortably done.
  • Doing this whilst one does deep & slow inhalations & exhalations.
  • All those practising such a form of yoga recommend that one must be heedful about any tensions which exist when one inhales.
  • Attempt releasing it when exhaling.
  • According to Zen Yoga, the tension lines one notices are deemed one’s lungs & large bowel meridians. Such meridian is linked to emotion of sorrow & anguish.

Kidneys & Bladder Exercise

  • These duo organs are engaged in the ‘D’ stretch in this exercise which unlocks the complete span of one’s back & leg areas.
  • For doing this, one has to be seated on the ground with legs straightened ahead of oneself & reaching forwards as though bringing your brow to your shinbone.
  • One’s stare must be faced downwards towards one’s legs.
  • Such meridian is though to affect one’s level of apprehension & deference.
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