I like to chant the Heart Sutra from time to time, but cannot effectively breathe between the rapid succession of syllables. It has been my experience both at our own Zazenkai and in listening to the recordings of the Heart Sutra that have circulated around Treeleaf, that there does not seem to be any pauses for breath; I can’t figure out how everyone else is breathing :? . Is it possible to effectively breathe during the Heart Sutra without ‘breaking the rhythm’ of the chant?

Thanks guys (and gals),