Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

Initial Grid

                    
First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




For row 4, number 1 is only possible in cell (3,4)









For box 3, Number 5 is only possible in cell (7,3)









For column 7, Number 1 is only possible in cell (7,8)









For row 4, number 2 is only possible in cell (5,4)









For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (7,4)









For row 6, number 2 is only possible in cell (9,6)









For row 3, number 4 is only possible in cell (9,3)









For row 3, number 1 is only possible in cell (5,3)









For row 2, number 1 is only possible in cell (9,2)









For column 6, Number 3 is only possible in cell (6,2)









For column 2, Number 6 is only possible in cell (2,1)









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (3,3).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (4,3).









For row 1, number 3 is only possible in cell (3,1)









For row 1, number 2 is only possible in cell (4,1)









For column 2, Number 3 is only possible in cell (2,6)









Naked Pair for 7 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









X-Wing in rows for 6.









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (6,7).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (6,9).









For row 8, number 2 is only possible in cell (1,8)









For row 8, number 3 is only possible in cell (9,8)









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (7,7).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (7,9).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (7,5).









For row 5, number 4 is only possible in cell (1,5)









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (2,2).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (1,4).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,4).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (1,9).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,7).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,7).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,7).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (4,2).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (3,9).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (8,9).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (8,8).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (3,5).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (5,5).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (9,5).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (9,1).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (7,1).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (3,6).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (4,8).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,8).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).