Hatha Yoga is the yoga of balance or the sun (ha) and the moon (tha). It is a holistic form of yoga including physical postures (asanas) and is the yoga of activity, incorporating (vinyasa) flow.
Hatha Yoga is a holistic form of yoga combining physical postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama), poses (mudra), withdrawal of the senses (pratyahara), purification (kriya) and meditation (dhyana), among others which will cultivate a sense of wellbeing: ultimately to a higher state of consciousness (samadhi).
In a class you can expect to learn the yoga postures (asanas) and how to flow between them helping to strengthen and lengthen your muscles. Guided meditation will quieten your mind and relaxation (savasana) will de-stress and aid healing.
Regular practice will help to shape your body, change postural habits and train your mind for continuous improvement, eventually bringing inner peace.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
• increased flexibility.
• increased muscle strength and tone.
• improved respiration, energy and vitality.
• maintaining a balanced metabolism.
• weight reduction.
• cardio and circulatory health.
• improved athletic performance.
• protection from injury.