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Does Kasina Practice Translate Quickly to Breath Practice?

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Having a tough go at access concentration using the breath.

If you attain AC with the fire kasina, can you easily attain it with breathing?
Is it, by itself, a good enough foundation for moving onto insight practices and all jhanas?

All best

RE: Does Kasina Practice Translate Quickly to Breath Practice?
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1/18/18 8:45 PM as a reply to Jack.
Hi Jack, I find attaining AC with fire Kasina or a mantra much easier than with breath. Having said that, I haven’t historically done a lot of breath practice.

Physical yoga asana using the breath can also get me into pretty concentrated states. I usually see a nimitta when I close my eyes to take rest (svasana) at the end of practice. Although nothing as detailed as the ones I get with fire Kasina.