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What is Hatha Yoga?


The Secret Space Team - October 29, 2020 - 0 comments

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Hatha yoga is often thought to be a particular style of yoga but it is however, an umbrella term for any style of yoga. Any style that focuses on finding balance using a combination of breath (pranayama) and body (asana). Just some of the styles which stem from Hatha are Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Power, and Iyengar yoga. 

In Sanskrit, the word “hatha” means “sun” (ha) and “moon” (ta), while “yoga” comes from the word “yug,” meaning “union.” Hatha Yoga therefore represents balance – a balance of the energies from the sun and moon. A balance of our own energies within ourselves. 

Finding balance

To find balance a typical Hatha Yoga class pairs both asanas/physical poses with pranayama/breathwork. 

Although Hatha yoga is an umbrella term, you can still find Hatha classes for all levels on many Yoga Studio’s timetables. This often describes a practice that is generally a well-rounded practice with a combination of stretches, slow intentional movement, fluid movement and breathwork.

Book a Hatha Yoga Class

Wednesday 10.00 – 11.15am – Hatha Yoga with Nikki (online or in studio)

Thursday 6.00 – 7.15pm – Hatha Yoga with Nikki (online or in studio)

Friday 10.00 – 11.00am – Hatha Yoga with Paula (online or in studio)

Saturday 9.30 – 10.45am – Hatha Yoga with Elly (online or in studio)

 

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