TopicMeditation Comes in Many Forms
Well, Zen is... Sorry, it's not that easy. As anyone who has Mindvalley Yoga Yuest looked into Zen knows, attempting to define Zen is like trying to catch a fish with your bare hands. It immediately wriggles between your fingers and slips away. The more you seek it, the harder it is to find. To say Zen is freedom, fluidity or perfection is a start. But to say Zen is the reflection of the moon in a mountain stream, just leaves us scratching our heads. Zen is right here, right now. Zen is this moment of existence. It is action without thought. It is thought and action as one. It is action before reaction. Zen is Zen...though I know that's not helpful.
Yoga originated in India. The word "Yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit root yug meaning to join together and direct one's attention. It is the union of the body and mind with our spiritual nature. It is also the union of the individual with the Universal Spirit. It is both the goal and the path to realize that goal. At its most basic, Yoga is any practice that can turn its practitioners inward to find and experience their spiritual essence. By doing this they are able to impact more than just themselves. When one is able to bring their own body, mind and spirit into health and harmony, then they can bring health and harmony to those around them and even to the world as a whole.So that brings us to Zen Yoga. Zen Yoga is a holistic system that unites all aspects of the human self by meeting the fundamental needs of physical health, mental clarity and spiritual peace. It is a spiritual discipline that is vast and profound.