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A system of gentle physical and mental exercises to lengthen & relax the muscles and bring the
body and mind together into a harmonious experience.



Hatha Yoga Means “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha) and Yoga-“To join or yoke together.” In Sanskrit
language, Yoga means“to unite” or a bringing together of the parts in order to create a union or
balance of one’s body, mind, and spirit.



Origin of Yoga
Yoga predates Hinduism and was adopted by Hinduism as well as other world religions.

Yoga was developed out of a desire for greater personal freedom, health

and long life, and heightened self-understanding. The classical techniques of Hatha Yoga origi-

nated in India more than 5,000 years ago.



Benefits of Hatha Yoga
• Improved Flexibility

• Awareness of Body and Mind connection

. Improved Proprioception –The body’s ability to respond when it is off balance

. Posture, Agility and Grace

• Cleansing and Conditioning of Internal Systems

* Improved digestion

• Improved breathing which leads to clarity, stillness of mind, and concentration

• Reduced Anxiety, Emotional Tension, and Mood Swings

• Alleviates PMS, headaches, backaches, stress, insomnia, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome




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• Assists in the management of or recovery from illness



Components Of Hatha Yoga
Yoga incorporates 9 different components into each session to mould the body and mind and

to enable one to work towards self actualization.

Asanas-Body postures said to cleanse the body from the inside out

Drishti-9 Gaze points used during the postures to deepen the concentration

Surayanamaskara-Sun Salutations consisting of 12 positions 1 for each month of the year

Mudras-Symbolic hand gestures that concentrate and channel flow in the body

Pranayama-Control of the vital and psychic energy through breathing Prana means “ life force”

Ujjayi- Deep thoracic breathing (from the ribcage) that moves from the back of one’s throat to

the heart & entire body.

Bandhas-Energy support locks or seals that help to awaken and direct the creative energy in

the body and aid pranayama

Relaxation-Poses that remove anxieties and mental anguish, as well as physiologically

allowing the body to restore itself,

Meditation: Concentration on a particular word or object or the breath “Living in the moment.”



Who is it suitable for ?
Hatha yoga is suitable for everyone at any age or fitness level. It is adapted to suit your personal
strength & flexibility, allowing you to progress at your own pace. If you already exercise it will
compliment your existing programme helping to lengthen your muscles and reduce lactic acid
caused by exercise.




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