One of my goals of the upcoming year is to try and set a little bit of time aside each day to meditate. Last night, I did roughly 15 minutes of meditation right before bed. 10 minutes was spent sitting in zazen, with the remaining 5 spent standing in zhan zhuang.
During these sessions, I will either stand or sit, whichever I feel like doing at the time. I like to sit first as I feel it’s easier to ‘center’ myself in zazen. As soon as the physical pains start to kick in, I will stand. Last night, I noticed my posture getting very lazy and my inner thigh muscles tightening up, so I stood up.
While last night’s session was mostly spent sitting, I have a feeling I will be changing over to do more standing in zhan zhuang than sitting in zazen. Either way, both methds are good and still count as ‘meditation’ in my book 🙂