Hatha Yoga

What is Hatha Yoga?

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Hatha Ha and tha, or sun and moon refer to opposite sides of the body with respect to their alternating warming (ha) and cooling (tha) cylce, also known as Ida and Pingala. When we speak of yoga as the joining of or “yoking,” union, etc., we are referring primarily to the connection between these two.

 

The two sides of the body are also often used to refer to other symbolic pairs of opposites (male/female, light/dark, etc.), yet these are only metaphors, poetic elaborations on the significance of achieving balance between them, which is all encompassing. Yin and yan are the as ha tha Ha and tha, or sun and moon refer to opposite sides of the body with respect to their alternating warming (ha) and cooling (tha) cylce, also known as Ida and Pingala. When we speak of yoga as the joining of or “yoking,” union, etc., we are referring primarily to the connection between these two.

 

hatha yoga yoga temple fort mcmurray courtice ontario

The two sides of the body are also often used to refer to other symbolic pairs of opposites (male/female, light/dark, etc.), yet these are only metaphors, poetic elaborations on the significance of achieving balance between them, which is all encompassing. Yin and yan are the same as ha and tha. 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. At Yoga Temple  we incorporate Hatha Yoga into some of our classes. Namaste  

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