Hatha yoga is one of the branches of yoga that concentrates on physical health and mental well-being.  In Sanskrit, “Ha” represents the sun and “tha” represents the moon.

      Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas ), breathing techniques (pranayama ), and meditation (dhyana ) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear peaceful mind. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which toil to make the spine supple and to promote blood circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.

      Hatha yoga is also about finding balance. Through working with the physical body, releasing tensions and traumas stored in the body, you create space in yourself and, through that space and balance, the opportunity for spiritual growth.

         In Holistic Yoga, we do either Power yoga or Flow yoga before our Hatha yoga practice. This enables you to go deeper into the Hatha yoga poses as your body gets warmer and hence becomes more flexible. So doing Power yoga or Flow yoga before hatha yoga helps you derive the benefits of Hatha yoga enhanced.