WHAT IS HATHA YOGA & IT'S BENEFITS?
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” which means “to join" or to unite, the union of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is a science that teaches us the method of joining the individual soul and the Supreme Soul. It is the merging of the individual will with the Cosmic or Universal Will.
Hatha Yoga was introduced by Yogi Swatmarama in the 15th century in India, it is one of the prominent types of Yoga. Hatha Yoga is the origin of many other styles of Yoga. The word 'hatha', derived from Sanskrit, means the combination of the opposites - ha (meaning Sun) and tha (meaning Moon). It unites the positive (Sun) and negative (Moon) currents in the system. It is mainly concentrated on the third (Asana) and fourth (Pranayams) in the Eight Limbs of Yoga. It aims to attain a balance between the body and mind, through the physical postures of Asanas, purification procedures (Shatkriyas), poses (Mudras), yogic breathing (Pranayams) and meditation. It also aims to pacify the mind through relaxation and meditation techniques.
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