Hatha Yoga – why you should choose it
Yoga has become a difficult subject to talk about in the Western World. After practicing yoga or seeing yoga being practiced on TV, most people think it’s all about stretching and making your body contort into various positions only circus performers can manage to do. But this is not the truth. So what is yoga, to be more precise?
First of all, defining yoga is a very simple thing. As science has proved in the past few decades, everything is made up of energy, an energy that is everywhere in the Universe. Religious people call it “God”, whereas scientists call it “energy”, but essentially, they are one and the same. Yoga is what we call when you are able to use this energy in your favor, when you are able to relax your body and relieve it of the stress of the daily life.
Hatha Yoga: How to use your energy
As I mentioned previously, yoga means manipulating your body’s energy in order to reach a certain state of union between the mind and the body. Hatha yoga is nothing more than understanding the way the body works and bringing it in a certain position so as to direct the body’s energy in one direction. Each of these positions are known as “asanas” and according to ancient knowledge, 84 of these are known as basic ones, the ones every yoga practitioner should know. The rest are just combinations between these 84.
Hatha Yoga: Preparing the body for balance
In India, the birthplace of yoga, “Hatha” yoga means “the balance between sun and moon” or, as one may guess, “the balance between body and mind”, which is the essential aim of yoga. Once this balance is reached, your body will be ready to fulfill its full potential. No more holding back, you will be able to do anything you want because there is a perfect balance between your body and mind.
Hatha yoga sits at the basis of practicing yoga because it is essential the body be prepared before we move on. The Hatha yoga teacher training in Dharamsala at Mahi Yoga will help you learn how to prepare your body, how to make it reach that balance between body and mind so you can move on with your yoga practice.
Another very important thing you need to know about the Hatha yoga teacher training in Goa is that you will learn how to direct you energy through the body positions you will practice. Think about it, don’t you sit in a special position when you are very angry? Shoulders down, breathing heavily? Well, your body is used to the fact that when you are feeling a certain type of emotion, it will go into a certain position. Now think about this: what if you could induce emotions by practicing certain position? What if after a long, stressful and tiring day, you could just put your body in a position and then feel the happiness take over? This is what the Hatha yoga teacher training courses will do for you.
The 200 hour yoga teacher training certification courses in India will help you better understand the ways of the classical Hatha yoga. In the Western world, few yoga teachers know how to properly practice and teach this kind of yoga and this can have dangerous consequences. If you bring the body in a wrong position, you won’t feel the benefits of Hatha yoga as you should. This is why it’s important to come in contact with the old, the classical way of Hatha yoga and this you can do here, at the Hatha yoga teacher training in India.