What is Zen?

How does Zen relate to Yoga ? Well essentially they have the same "goal" which is to become realised or in touch with a higher cosmic order. Zen is many things to many people it is an ancient mindset or way of being that goes back thousands of years into Asian history. If you want a precise definition we suggest going to the google search engine and type in the word "Zen" and see what you can find. As it means many different thingsto different people, but in a way they all of the same.

Yoga and Zen

However what does Zen mean to us in a simple definition and how do we apply it. Well Zen is a total state of focus or absorbation. That incorporates a total togetherness of both mind and body.
You have no doubt heard the term or even experienced "being in the zone". When everything comes together and just flows. In a way this can be termed as a "Zen " state

Most people however only experience this very rarely and then will explain it as a "fluke" or a "stroke of luck." So how do we achieve this state of mind on a regular basis. Well like everything in life that is worth doing, it takes time and a keen sense to learn. Yoga is a great way to learn because to get any real improvements one must learn to go inwards and work on their focus skills.

The more you practice the more it will seem to come. These skills learnt by doing yoga can be used into all other aspects of your life.

It won’t happen overnight, nothing any good does. But by continued practice it slowly comes to the fore.

There are no theories behind Zen and no real set belief. It’s an approach or a perception, a ‘way’ of acting and being.

There are no theories behind Zen and no real set belief. It’s an approach or a perception, a ‘way’ of acting and being.

Zen is rooted in action not words. It has been used as the basis for everything from personal development, sport , business decisions and just about any form of human interaction because of the focus and clarity a Zen state acquires. This can be misleading, however, because Zen also involves ‘non-action’. It also can mean the internal self of the healing state (mediation).It has been referred to as a ‘natural’ path a key to eternal life.

Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without the distortion created in thoughts.

Basically a Zen state gives clarity, focus, calm and poise