Hatha yoga is the purest, most traditional form of yoga.
This system of yoga has a 5000 year history and was founded on the principle of bringing into harmony the body, mind, and spirit. The practice of Hatha Yoga consists of moving the body through poses (asanas) that stretch muscles and massage the internal organs.
Some poses require balance, strength, and concentration. This is where the body becomes a tool to train the mind and calm the spirit. The practice of yoga places emphasis on breathing (pranayama) and encourages the practitioner to direct his or her focus away from the chatter of the mind and bring it to the present moment.
Hatha Yoga is ideal for all levels of practitioners. Being one of the gentler and more meditative forms, it is especially popular with beginners who wish to understand yoga. The beauty of Hatha Yoga is that it is so easily adapted to any age or constitution. Poses can be varied as you advance in your practice.
Benefits of practicing basic Hatha Yoga?
→ increased flexibility
→ improvement in ability to relax
→ increased ability to focus
→ improved sleep