Hatha

Tradition in the practice of yoga

What is hatha yoga?

Hatha Yoga is the mother from which the rest of the physical yoga varieties arise. It is therefore the most traditional practice from which the rest of the styles are nourished. 'Ha' means sun, or masculine force (of action, communication and decision), and 'tha' is moon, referring to the feminine force (of relaxation, introspection, care and meditation), seeking the integration of opposites in a union complete, state of Yoga.

It appears described for the first time in the s. XV by master Yogi Svatmarama in his book Hatha Pradipika or the Light on Hatha Yoga. Describing the use of mudras (hand gestures), pranayamas (breathing exercises), bandhas (energy locks), asanas (postures) and shatkarmas (physical and mental purification exercises).

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'Ha' means sun, or masculine force, and 'tha' is moon, referring to the feminine force, seeking the integration of opposites in a complete union, state of Yoga.

Although in general Hatha Yoga refers to the "practice of Asanas" and it could be any style, the focus of this practice is based on the classic postures and the art of executing them with extreme precision for optimal integration of all its benefits. Its purpose is to strengthen and balance physically, mentally and energetically, and promote the state of complete union with oneself.

In the soft classes we enhance the respiratory, stretching and relaxation aspects of the postures. In advanced classes we enhance the energizing effects of sun salutations, as well as creative sequences of postures of increasing complexity and amazing variety.

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