So what is Hatha Yoga? Hatha Yoga is what most people in the western world associate with the word “Yoga” and it is most commonly practiced for Physical and Mental Health. The word Hatha comes from combining the two Sanskrit words “Ha“ which means Sun, and “Tha” meaning Moon. But, when the two words are combined together, “Hatha” then means “forceful”, which suggests that Powerful work has to be done to purify the Body, and gradually move towards the bodies purification of toxins, not just chemical, but emotional – for example Stress. However, as with all ancient modalities Balance is the all important factor, so the word “Force” is to be balanced with “Surrender”. Learning to listen to our bodies is the first step, deepening our understanding of awareness, and releasing ourselves from any form of competition, whether that be competition within ourselves, or with another.
The Classical Hatha style Sun Salutation that is taught at Yoga Meditation Healing is a Powerful and Dynamic routine that really helps to Detoxify and Tone the body, as it generates a lot of heat within the body, and is a fantastic way of releasing Stress and agitation that seems to plague many of us within our modern lifestyle. It is a popular belief that Yoga merely involves simple and gentle stretching postures, and that it is somehow the realm of women only. Yet it is good to see that increasing numbers of men (of all ages) are turning to Yoga to help complement other sports activities, or simply as a way of Toning and strengthening their bodies. Of course yoga does involve a lot of stretching, but it also includes many other things beyond that. Asana, (Postures) open the body in order to prepare it for the next step, Pranayama (Breathwork). This breathwork aids in stilling the mind further, preparing it to move towards Meditation. Hatha Yoga will therefore incorporate to different degrees elements of Asana, (Postures) Pranayama (Breath Work) and Meditative practices.
Yoga is for both Men & Women.
- Hatha Yoga is a wonderful way to exercise.
- Helps with Weight Loss, Toning your body.
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- Helps to Release Stress and Relax your Body and Mind.
- Meditative elements of Hatha Yoga practice helps concentration.
- Yoga can be used as part of a Holistic Treatment for ailments.
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- Yoga is a Deeply Restorative and Therapeutic system.
- Hatha classes vary in structure each week.
- Yoga complements many Sports, Enhancing your Ability.
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Questions and Answers.
- How do I book a Yoga class? – It couldn’t be Easier – Book your Space Here:
- What should I wear? – Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, as you would going to the Gym or for a jog.
- Do I need a Yoga Mat? – Yoga mats are provided free of charge.
- What is the cost per class? - £8 per Class. Students £6 – Discount of 20%.
If you or a group of friends are looking to set up the following in your Area:
- Private One To One Yoga Sessions.
- Private Hatha Yoga Classes.
- Community Based Yoga Classes.
- Beginners Yoga Classes.
- Yoga Classes for Mums.
- Yoga Classes for Weight Loss.
- Community Exercise Club.
- Yoga Therapy Classes.
- Community Fitness Club.
- Childrens Yoga Classes.
- Meditation Classes.
- Relaxation/Stress Management Workshop.
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More on Hatha Yoga.
- Yoga typically means “Union” or to join two things together “Yoke”, hence Hatha Yoga is meant to join together the Sun – Masculine, Active – energy, with the Moon – Femine, Receptive – energy, thus producing balance and greater power within an individual. The word “Ha” refers to the Solar Nadi (Pingala) in the in the subtle body, and “Tha” represents the Lunar channel (Ida).
- Nadi – (The Sanskrit for “Tube”, Pipe”) in eastern tradition, the energies of the subtle body are said to flow, connecting at special points of intensity called Chakras, of which there are seven main Chakras, and 72,00 Nadis. The Nadis would seem to correspond to the Meridians of Chinese medicine (As used in Acupuncture) Nadis could be likened to an energy network running throughout the subtle body, akin to what is known as the nervous system within the physical body. Modern science has only recently become aware of these forms of energy lines and centres, of which ancient cultures already knew of many thousands of years ago.