Hatha Yoga is a branch of Yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind as well as exercises to withdraw it from external objects and to become the still observer – to witness that we are consciousness.
Hatha yoga is sometimes called a “dual” type of yoga because it includes a duality between two opposites: the sun (in Hindu, “ha”) and the moon (“tha”). We balance these two energies – male and female, Shiva and Shakti – to become whole and experience union in duality. This main established principle for Hatha yoga leads to specific structured poses and other activities that help with body and mind “purification” through principles like asana (postures), pranayama (subtle energy control) and more.
In my grounding yet challenging Hatha Yoga classes I aim to find a balance between deep yin stretches and dynamic yang postures. The element that guides us through the class is the breath. Subtle in its nature and taken for granted by us it is easy to be forgotten and appreciated during our everyday life – yet it is the wave on which upon our eternal soul rides and makes its experiences on this physical plane, this precious lifetime on earth. By focusing on the breath we gain a deeper access to our holistic being – the sacred triade of body mind and soul.