I am about to break a cardinal rule of ‘Soto Zen’ (not the first time): However, I hereby officially state that I do not think that the ‘Lotus’ Postures (although ideal if you can) are necessarily the best postures for most beginners … I suggest the Burmese …
We will talk more about this tomorrow, and what to do with the rest of the body from head to toe.
Please see a video by my teacher, Nishijima Gudo Roshi, on how to sit in the Full Lotus posture, look HERE
(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)