Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word “hatha means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical technique. In India, hatha yoga is associated in popular tradition with the yogis of the Natha Sampradaya thought its traditional founder Matsyendranath.
Most of the yoga in the west can classifies as hatha yoga. Hatha simply refer to the practice of the physical yoga posture, meaning your ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and power yoga classes are all hatha yoga. The word, hatha can be translated to ways as “wilful” or “forceful” or the yoga of activity and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit in preparation for meditation.
What is hatha yoga
Hatha yoga is the phenomenon of aligning the human system with the cosmic a way to hold one’s system in a way that it will become a receptacle to receive and hold the entire cosmos.
Hatha yoga stems from deep understanding of the mechanism of the body and uses yogic posture or yogasana, to enables the system to sustain higher dimension of energy. By practising this profound science one can change and enhance the way they think, feel and experience life. Hatha yoga is about creating a body that is not a hurdle in your life. The body become astepping stone in the progress towards blossoming into your ultimate possibility.
Hatha yoga is a general category that include most yoga styles. It is an old system that include the practice of asanas (yoga posture) and pranayama (breathing exercise), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
Health Benefits of hatha yoga
- Stress management: - Yoga was shown to improve physical and psychological measure related to stress.
- Emotional health: - Yoga has a positive impact on mental health and was shown to have benefit of improving resilience or general mental well-being.
- Anxiety and depression: - While research shown that yoga can help to relieve everyday anxiety and depressive symptoms associated with life situation, it may not be effective for clinically diagnosed mental health condition.
- Healthy living: - Regular yoga practice is associated with better eating and physical activity habits.