Category: What is Hatha Yoga?

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely.

Historically, hatha is used to describe yoga poses in general. However, when you see hatha yoga being offered in studios today, you can expect a slow paced class. Hatha classes are gentle, with a focus on relaxation and meditation; in hatha classes you’ll find yourself holding poses for a few seconds and then moving on to another pose. There isn’t really a flow involved like vinyasa classes.It’s a good introduction class to yoga cause your body gets a chance to get used to poses without being confused by flowing.