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Directing your energies

To lead you towards the experience of yoga – of union and boundlessness – we manipulate the energy and move the system in a certain way. Physical postures are one aspect of this. Understanding the mechanics of the body, creating a certain atmosphere, and then using the body or body postures to drive your energy in specific directions is what Hatha Yoga or yogasanas are about. Hatha yoga is not exercise. Asana means a posture. If I sit in one way, it is one asana. If I sit in another way, it is another asana. So innumerable asanas are possible. Out of these innumerable postures that the body can take, eighty-four fundamental postures have been identified as yogasanas.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.

Flow-Based Hatha Yoga uses movement and breath together to produce a "flow" of postures that lead from one to the next.

Benefits of Hatha Yoga

  • Builds strength
  • Increases flexibility and muscle tone
  • Brings focus to the mind
  •  Encourages physical and mental balance
  • Develops proper body alignment
  • Reduces stress
  • Encourages a sense of calm and peace
  • Increases lung capacity for better breathing