Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is yoga, as far as most people are concerned. When the vast majority of westerners refer to “yoga”, they are talking about Hatha Yoga. It can get a little tricky to the novice, because really MOST forms of yoga (at least physical asana practice) are types of Hatha Yoga. Ashtanga, Power, Iyengar…yup, Hatha. But that said an Iyengar class and a Power Yoga class are going to look very different. It is kind of like how butterflies and caterpillars really are the same animal…they just look very different. Hatha is a caterpillar that has become many butterflies of different colors.

Ha means Sun (the active, masculine energy) and Tha means moon (the passive, feminine energy). Yoga means union, so “Hatha Yoga” really means the union of polarities. By practicing Hatha Yoga you become more in balance and aligned with yourself. It was originally used by the ancient yogis to prepare for Raja Yoga (meditation) to achieve higher states of consciousness that lead to samadhi, or enlightenment. Basically, it was designed to make your body so healthy and strong that it could withstand enormous stress from very long seated meditation without distracting the mind. However, in modern times, most practitioners of yoga simply use it to increase flexibility, strength and peace of mind. Nothing wrong with either approach!

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Urban Nature - Coming Home   DIAMONDS IN THE SUN   Nierika:The Gateway   Mantras for Precarious Times
Urban Nature - Coming Home   DIAMONDS IN THE SUN   Nierika:The Gateway   Mantras for Precarious Times
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