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 7, number 1 is only possible in cell (1,7)









For row 6, number 6 is only possible in cell (5,6)









For box 2, Number 5 is only possible in cell (5,2)









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (7,2).









For row 2, number 4 is only possible in cell (8,2)









For row 6, number 2 is only possible in cell (3,6)









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









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









For column 4, Number 3 is only possible in cell (4,4)









For column 4, Number 4 is only possible in cell (4,5)









For row 5, number 1 is only possible in cell (7,5)









For row 3, number 1 is only possible in cell (9,3)









For row 6, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,6)









X-Wing in columns for 7.









For column 1, Number 7 is only possible in cell (1,9)









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (3,7).









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,8).









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (4,1).









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (9,1).









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (7,1).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (9,2).









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,3).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (4,3).









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (8,3).









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,4).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (2,8).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (3,8).









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (6,9).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,9).