Zen Yoga explained

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word.

This week’s term:

Zen Yoga

A type of yoga practice, zen yoga ranges from gentle movements designed to increase stamina to energetic practices for a more strenuous workout. All of its forms are based on harmonising the body, mind and spirit connection via breathing, concentration, and exercise.

Once you feel like taking your yoga practice and learning beyond the studio (say, to a beach), check out some yoga holidays and retreats and indulge your inner yogini/yogi.

What yoga lingo confuses you? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature it in this series! For a full list, head to our yoga dictionary.