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At the site of your regular sitting, spread out thick matting and place a cushion above it.
Sit either in the full-lotus or half-lotus position.
In the full-lotus position, you first place your right foot on your left thigh and your left foot on your right thigh.
In the half-lotus, you simply press your left foot against your right thigh.
You should have your robes and belt loosely bound and arranged in order.
Then place your right hand on your left leg and your left palm (facing upward) on your right palm, thumb-tips touching.
Thus sit upright in correct bodily posture, neither inclining to the left nor to the right, neither leaning forward nor backward.
Be sure your ears are on a plane with your shoulders and your nose in line with your navel.
Place your tongue against the front roof of your mouth, with teeth and lips both shut.
Your eyes should always remain open, and you should breathe gently through your nose.
Once you have adjusted your posture, take a deep breath, inhale and exhale, rock your body right and left and settle into a steady, immovable sitting position.
Think of not-thinking. How do you think of not-thinking? Non-thinking. This in itself is the essential art of Zazen.
— Eihei Dogen, Fukanzazengi