What is Hatha Yoga
As well as being known as the yoga of physical excellence Hatha Yoga is much more than just a physical practice it is also referred to as a path towards creating balance and uniting opposites.
Hatha is a Sanskrit word that is often translated as ha, meaning “sun” and “tha” meaning moon. This refers to the balance of the masculine aspects-active, hot, sun and the feminine aspects-receptive, cool, moon that all lie within all of us.
Hatha Yoga is designed to bring pairs of opposites together in our hearts, minds and bodies leading us to a harmonious place within us.
Through our practice of this form of Yoga we develop a balance of strength and flexibility in our physical bodies and we also learn to balance our efforts and surrender into each pose.
The Hatha Yoga Class incorporates all of the following:
Short Relaxation (Samadhi)
Warm up exercises and stretches
Physical exercises and postures(Asanas)
Cool down exercises
Cleansing and energy control techniques(Kriya)
Hand gestures or adopted positions(Mudras)
Meditation through visualisation and chanting(Dhyana)
This form of yoga is suitable for individuals of all ages and abilities, both those new to Yoga and those seeking to improve their practice.