n. (cx Japan English) A traditional formal way of sitting in Japan, by kneeling with the legs folded underneath the thighs and the buttocks resting on the heels, with ankles turned outward.
'' Seiza '' (正座 or 正坐, literally "proper sitting") is the Japanese term for one of the traditional formal ways of sitting in Japan.
Usage examples of "seiza".
She wanted to pace, to stretch, perhaps even to break something, but held herself still, in seiza, arms crossed.
In a small Place of the Way, a dojo on Koji, the Holy World, a woman sat seiza in the middle of a large room.
Chapter THREE ON THE HOLY world of Koji: The woman came up from seiza, the sword in her right hand as much a part of her as her arm.
She kneeled next to the sheath, sat on tier heels seiza again and picked up the sheath without looking at it, turning it so that the convex curve was away from her hip.
After defeating them, he had sat seiza, bowed once, and achieved satori, after which he left the shell of his body behind by sheer force of will.
I sat down on the floor in the position known as seiza, which is used for meditation in the iojo.
I sat in the position the Japanese call seiza, with my rear end resting on my feet.
Place of the Way, a dojo on Koji, the Holy World, a woman sat seiza in the middle of a large room.
The dojo was cramped with twenty students in it, even though they all sat seiza, hip-to-hip.
So she was not surprised when she saw Pen sitting seiza near the center of the grove of evergreens.
Sitting seiza on floor across from him, Saji came out of her own meditation.