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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga Hatha yoga is the combination of ham and tham, representing the masculine and feminine aspects of our existence, and also the physical and mental force. The ultimate aim of Hatha yoga is the union of Shiva and Shakti or the awakening of the kundalini , the hidden potential within us. There are many ways of doing Hatha yoga. Its practice begins with the purification of the physical body, the carrier of energy and the meridians or nadis. http://www.experiencefestival.com/five_eyes
 

Hatha yoga, pronounced [ˈɦəʈʰə] in Hindi, is also known as hatha vidya or the "science of hatha" yoga. The word hatha comes from combining the two Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon. The word "ha" refers to the solar nadi (pingala) in the subtle body and "tha" the lunar channel (ida). However, when the two components of the word are placed together, "hatha" means "forceful", implying that powerful work must be done to purify the body. Yoga means to yoke, or to join two things together, hence hatha yoga is meant to join together sun (masculine, active) energy with the moon (feminine, receptive) energy, thus producing balance and greater power in an individual.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatha_yoga

 

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