There comes a point in your life when you start doing Yoga. Depending on where you come from though sort of determines what type of Yoga you do and what else you want from it. Some people start their spiritual path with Yoga, some do just the physical exercise. Some want to think. They want to make sense of it all.
Yoga comes in many shapes and sizes. Fast and slow, deep or shallow, there are so many types to choose from. Forget all that “Union with god” that people try to sell you because that’s not important, is it? What you’re looking for is something to do with yourself. You’re trying to work on, or improve, yourself. So you need something closer to home. And that’s where Zen comes into play.
Zen and Yoga is about looking inwards and finding answers. Soft, gentle, productive and satisfying answers. Yoga is not just Indian either. There is a belief that Yoga has to be Indian, Hindu, can only be described in sanskrit, vegetarian etc and todays challenge is that it doesn’t really apply, does it? Not today. Yoga has been around for eons and there are ancient records of Yoga being practised in all of the Indian continent, up through the Himalaya’s into China, through Russia and as far as Japan. Don’t worry about where Yoga came from, concern yourself with what you can do with Yoga today.
Zen is a branch of, an evolution if you like, of Buddhism. Zen is an introspective way of releasing all the baggage and beliefs that you carry around with you. Other peoples’ beliefs only confuse you anyway, so why? Put Zen and Yoga together and it all starts making sense.
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