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Hatha yoga is the most widely recognized and practiced form of yoga and is known as a forceful yogic style. Hatha represents opposing energies - hot and cold, male and female, positive and negative. Practice of Hatha Yoga can result in achieving a balance of your nervous system, circulation, digestive and endocrine systems. It is described as a preparatory stage that prepares the body for higher aspects of meditation.

It is claimed that Hatha Yoga is a branch of knowledge that had its origins from Lord Shiva (the Chief God from the pantheon of Hindu mythology) himself. Hatha yoga is also known as Hatha vidya. Historical records reveal that it was sage Yogi Swatmarama who introduced Hatha yoga system during the fifteenth century in India in his compilation Hatha Yoga Pradipika.


Practice of Hatha Yoga

Traditionally Hatha Yoga comprises asanas or physical exercises, pranayama and meditation. The current trend is to emphasis on the physical part of Hatha Yoga practice. It is noticed that more emphasis is placed on asanas or postures. As a form of physical exercise, hatha yoga offers postures that encompass various complexity grades and aid in toning up internal organs and adding to body flexibility. It helps to release the endorphins in the brain like any other exercise program.


Benefits of Hatha Yoga


  • Hatha yoga can be instrumental in unleashing the latent power within the body. It helps the practitioner recognize hidden physical and mental potentials.
  • Continued practice of Hatha yoga will help gain flexibility and strength. It also benefits in better and deeper respiration and improved posture.
  • Hatha yoga asanas massage and tone up the internal organs thereby preventing diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and hypertension.
  • Diseases like asthma and bronchitis can be controlled with pranayama that is intrinsic to Hatha Yoga.
  • Hatha yoga aids in relaxation


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