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A kind of meditation practiced in Zen.
It is usually thought of as sitting meditation. However, the Buddhists call the four dignitaries of man: walking, standing, sitting, and lying.
by Alan Watts [seminar transcript]
Aikido terms: Hara (腹) is one's center of mass, located about 2" below the navel. Traditionally this was thought to be the location of the spirit/mind/(source of ki).
Zen: Hara or tanden is the lower dantian dantian. It is the area a few inches below the navel. It is where one focuses awareness in much of zazen practice.