The word Hatha mean “willful” or “Forceful” and it’s denotes to a system of physical techniques or exercise (known as asanas or postures) supplementary to a broad conception of Yoga, and in the 20th century it’s became popular throughout the world as a form of physical exercise and Hindu traditions believes that the deity Shiva himself is the founder of Hatha yoga.

Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon”. This refers to the balance of masculine aspect – active, hot sun-and feminine aspect-receptive, cool, moo-within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.

 

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuation of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.

January 25th, 2016

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