Yoga is an ancient practice from India that combines stylized poses, deep breathing, and meditation to produce benefits for the mind and body. When practiced correctly on a daily basis, yoga can help improve posture, strength, and flexibility. It is also a powerful way to beat stress.
To get the most from yoga, it is essential to learn to do it correctly. Having a qualified teacher is a necessity for learning proper technique.
Zen meditation involves a contemplation of the self through the use of koans, which are riddles or paradoxes. The study of Zen meditation requires a teacher. For help, look for ads in New Age magazines, or ask for advice at a New Age bookstore.