What is Hatha?
Hatha focuses on balancing the flow of Prana, meaning life force, in Ida nadi and Pingala nadi. Ida nadi represents the female energy, and the Pingala nadi represents the masculine energy. This is the duality present in every human body.
We can create balance by purifying our bodies through yoga practices like asana. In Hatha Yoga, we seek balance and unite our body, mind, and spirit to find absolute truth. Only through self-practice will these benefits arise. There are many ways to practice Yoga, but one of the fastest ways to experience this union and purification is through our body. That’s why we practice asanas. Our body is a vessel for experiencing all your spiritual gifts that have been located inside of us all along.
Performing asanas is about much more than just exercise; you cannot argue with the endless benefits for our physical well-being. Traditional Hatha Yoga is a practice that will make you feel light, strong, and healthy. Your muscles will feel stretched, joints will be painless, internal organs will get a massage, and your mind will feel clear.
At the Hatha Yoga World school in Rishikesh, India, we teach traditional Hatha with a focus on adjustments to be in proper alignment in the poses and to gain the full benefits of the pose. In the 200 and 300-hour Yoga teacher training courses, you will learn how to be aligned with yourself and help others to be aligned with hands-on adjustments.
We are transforming our whole being through the physical body with Hatha Yoga. We create a flexible body to be able to sit in solitude to obtain a flexible mind. This can only be achieved without any discomfort in our bodies when we sit in meditation. This is the primary purpose of our Yoga practice.