Hatha Yoga is the mother of all other yoga styles practiced nowadays. It is the art of becoming whole, integrating our physical, psychic and spiritual energies through a vast system of postures, breath exercises, energy locks, mudras, chanting, concentration, visualization and meditation.
Interpretations suggest that the term “hatha” does mean “force”, but “forceful” is not the practice itself: it is the results of the practice. Asana and Pranayama are integrated in the psychosomatic/energetic system of chakra, and hatha yoga has “forceful” – meaning strong – effects on the practitioner’s movement of prana (vital energy)!
The rhythm and intensity of hatha classes can vary and is dependent on the specific purposes of the practice and the experience of the practitioners. It should anyway always provide an expressive dimension to awareness, a space to feel and be, perfect as you are.
Picture: Cyanometer – an instrument that measures the blueness of a sky ca. 1789