Hatha yoga is not body-bending business. It is about taking charge of the way you think, feel, and perceive life.-Sadhguru
Classical Hatha Yoga is a fundamental tool for personal growth and complete inner wellbeing. It is not just a set of physical exercises but a potent science for transformation in body, mind and life; a process of enhancing human capabilities. The word “Yoga” means “union.” Hatha Yoga is directs our energies in a certain way that enables us to experience union and joy. Physical postures are one of the aspects of this process.
In Hatha Yoga, “ha” means the Sun, “ta” means the Moon. Hatha means yoga to bring balance between the Sun and the Moon that is there within you. Hatha Yoga can be explored for multiple reasons one being to take you beyond certain limitations and surpass the barriers of body but essentially it is a physical preparation of the body for higher possibilities.
Hatha yoga is not exercise. Understanding the mechanics of the body, creating a certain atmosphere, and then using body postures to drive your energy in specific directions is what hatha yoga or yogasanas are about. If you have observed yourself, when you are angry, you sit one way; if you are happy, you sit another way; if you are depressed, you sit another way. For every different level of consciousness or mental and emotional situation that you go through, your body naturally tends to assume certain postures. The converse of this is the science of asanas. If you consciously get your body into different postures, you can elevate your consciousness (Source).
There is a significant shift from physical health to holistic wellness as we are realizing that harmony between body, mind and energy systems is essential for creating a fulfilling life and bringing the best out of us. Yoga addresses the various facets of human system as one and brings them to a balance. It sets the course for potent transformations that reflect in the way we act, think and feel. Fundamental transformations within find expression in the way we handle our life and that of others’.
Benefits that Yoga offers:
- Physical transformations and health
- Strengthening of joints, muscles and skeletal system
- Weight loss/ management and optimization
- Rejuvenation of body after period of inactivity
- Calm and balance
- Relief in anxiety and depression
- Sense of lightness and freedom
- Mental clarity and focus
- Enhanced productivity
- Sense of inner growth
- Higher performance
- Improved relationships
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