History of Hatha Yoga
A philosophy, a science and a practical method of self-unfoldment. It is a tradition that began 6,000 years ago. “Ha” represents the sun and “tha” represents the moon, hence the practice of Hatha Yoga is the uniting of sun and moon bringing about a balance of body and mind. It is a very personal experience. As one begins to limber the body there is a corresponding sense of freedom that occurs in the mind. It can lead to a stronger body, a vitalized and focused mind that provides for greater self-understanding.
Hatha Yoga is the branch most practiced in the West. It is a perfect introduction that encompasses yoga stretches, postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. This is a practice that can lead to finding out who we are and our purposes in life.
Benefits: strength, improved balance, reduced stress, flexibility, improved breathing and sleep through relaxation.