What is the big difference between Yoga breathing and Zen Meditation?

What is the big difference between Yoga breathing and Zen Meditation?

When you meditate using Yoga what do you do to meditate? I am talking about relaxing Yoga like breathing Yoga.

And with the Zen meditation do you follow the samething? Or you are counting your breathing etc?

Please give me example and breathing ratio.

Thank you.

  1. clusium1971Apr 18, 2010

    One is Hindu & the other is Buddhist.

  2. SixBurghApr 18, 2010

    they are the same thing; they are both meditation

  3. Hun-Ahau, El TecoloteApr 18, 2010

    Zazen is practiced by monks sitting on the floor in the full-lotus, half-lotus, or a few other leg positions, and the monk, with his hands in a mudra in his lap, and eyes half-closed, focuses on breathing from the center of gravity in his body. Monks also focus on koans, or Zen riddles, and practice Shikantaza (just sitting). Some monks count as they breathe, others mentally repeat mantras.

    There are many different varieties, or styles, of Yoga meditation (Vedanta, Raja, Surat Shabd, Japa, Bhakti, Hatha) and each has it’s own way of meditating.

    I don’t believe there is any set breathing ratio. If you want to learn to meditate, I would suggest going to a Buddhist center or a yoga studio, where someone can teach you to meditate properly.

  4. yadavApr 18, 2010

    Both are same and ways to make your mind fresh. By Yog asanas, we remove the distortions and disabilities of the physical body and bring it into discipline. However Pranayama influences the subtle and the physical bodies in a greater measure than Yogsanas do and that too in a perceptible manner. In the human body, lungs, heart and brain hold very important positions and they depend on each other heavily for their health.

  5. Tommy HApr 18, 2010

    They are different because each master in the meditation practice has his own method. Breathing is natural in the Falun Gong meditation.

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  6. faithful_rajApr 18, 2010

    The Difference Between Yoga Breathing ( Pranayam) and Zen Meditation.

    – Yoga Breathing ( Pranayam ) – :
    Pranayama (Sanskrit: prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning “lengthening of the prana or breath”.

    While Zen Meditation : Includes Zazen & Sesshin : which itself express the meditation while sitting in Half Pranyam Position and Breathing.

    Several researchers have reported that pranayama techniques are beneficial in treating a range of stress related disorders,[33] improving autonomic functions,[34] relieving symptoms of asthma,[35][36] and reducing signs of oxidative stress.[37][38] Practitioners report that the practice of pranayama develops a steady mind, strong will-power, and sound judgement,[32] and also claim that sustained pranayama practice extends life and enhances perception.[39]

    Sources by information : http://www.zmeditation.com

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