One Breath or Zen/Buddha breath technique for basic meditation:
- Sit in a relaxed posture
- Close your eyes and
- Bring awareness to your breath.
The idea is not to control your breath but to watch it. If you can sense that you are not breathing to your stomach then with intention Guide your breath: by taking a long deep breath all the way to stomach and then without a pause guide it completely coming out. Again without a pause guide it back breathing in.
After few efforts, simply just watch your body breathing one breath (full breathing to stomach and out without a pause)
Difference between Yoga and Buddha is that:
Yoga: is controlled breathing with pauses in between
Zen/Buddha: can begin with intention but never any controling, only watching the natural breath.