These zen meditation instructions are intended to just make it that bit easier to actually use the technique in order to relax yourself and get rid of that stress that we often find ourselves under. It is a technique that has been around for a long time and has been used by so many people that it is certainly worth trying out to see if it can help you.
First of all you should try what is called the Burmese position which means sitting with your legs crossed and your feet are flat on the floor. You should also try to have your knees touching the floor but this does depend on how supple you are.
Another position is the lotus position which means your legs are crossed with your left foot resting on your right thigh and the other foot tucked under. With both of these it is important that you sit upright with a straight back so find the angle that best suits you so it takes little effort to do this.
Breathe in through your nose and start to count the breaths up to ten then go back down to one and start again. If you find your mind moving to something else then you accept that it has happened but then let the thought go and then start back at one to begin the process.
The idea with the counting is that you become aware of the points where your mind has drifted off so it acts as a kind of feedback for you. The more you practice this simple breathing technique you shall find that you get more control of your mind and it becomes easier getting up to ten then going back to one.
You can therefore see with these zen meditation instructions that the main things are the positions you can sit in to make yourself comfortable and focusing on your breathing and counting it. There are other positions you can sit in so check them out depending on how agile you are then enjoy the relaxation that comes with the technique.