Hatha Yoga

Most styles of Yoga in the West fall under the umbrella term of Hatha Yoga. If we break down the meaning of the word “Hatha,” we gain a better understanding of why this style is so broad. “Ha” means “sun” and “tha” moon, so Hatha Yoga can be interpreted as the yoga of balance. Any practice that includes the asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), and meditation helps to bring balance to both the solar (aka; masculine, yang) energy and the lunar (aka; feminine, yin) energy. This is why most yoga practices are generally considered a Hatha Yoga practice because they weave together solar style postures (e.g., Plank pose, Upward-Facing Dog, etc.,) and lunar style postures (e.g., Child’s pose, Goddess pose etc.,). This particular Hatha Yoga class will include playful postures from various styles of yoga, including Iyengar, vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Sivananda traditions. This class is appropriate for beginners (who have either taken an Intro to Yoga series or who have a basic foundation of yoga practice) as well as intermediate students.

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