Yogi: I’m a first-time meditator. I can only notice the rising of the abdomen, but not the falling. Should I use deep breathing to make the movement clearer?
Sayadaw: There’s no need to do this; choose a more obvious object to be aware. Don’t try to make something happen – it’s very tiring.
A natural way is better – so, try to be aware of something naturally, for example, body sensations. It is not necessary to only be aware of rising and falling of the abdomen, or breathing in and breathing out.
You can use any other object, a natural object. You can also be aware of any obvious physical object – the whole body, or touching, or sound.