Hatha Yoga consists of a series of bodily postures (asanas), deep relaxation (yoga nidra), breath control (pranayama), cleansing processes (kriyas) and mental concentration (meditation) to create a body that is supple and relaxed, with increased vitality and radiant health. Together with a proper diet, toxins are eliminated and, at the same time, vitamins and minerals are easily assimilated and utilized by the system. Hatha Yoga helps to increase blood circulation, tone the organs and glands, and open the many channels of the body so that energy can flow freely.
Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites.