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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga came from the words "ha" which means "sun" and "tha" which means "moon. This refers to the balance of masculine aspects–active, hot, sun–and feminine aspects–receptive, cool, moon–within all of us. When people mention the term Yoga, they usually refer to Hatha Yoga.

Hatha Yoga is the most popular branch of Yoga and from which a lot of the Styles of Yoga originated including Power Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini Yoga.

Now a days mostly Yoga classes concentrates mainly on the third (Asana or hatha Yoga) step in the Eight Limbs of Yoga. However classes in Sivananda style also consider 4th step pranayama. The objective of hatha yoga is that it helps in keeping the body strong and healthy which is basic requirement to achieve higher purpose in life.

Asanas (yoga postures) helps to have healthy body and bring energy to the body and mind .Mastering the Asanas can help develop your will power, concentration. Practice of pranayama helps in bringing balance of mind, emotions and energy system in our body.   

Practicing Hatha Yoga can help you to build up a stronger, more flexible body. Certain Asanas also massages and tones internal organs which facilitates in the prevention, management and treatment of certain ailments such as Diabetes, Arthritis and Hypertension. Hatha Yoga practice is also helps in relieving stress and tension.