In a world full of hustle, stress, and speed, the connection between beings and their true inner self sometimes is getting lost. Hatha Yoga is teaching how to bring body and mind together and thus creates a connection between these two. The Art of Balancing Body and Mind, truthfully. Yoga is art, every day anew. And each and everyone can experience and live this way of art.
Dive into the practice of Hatha Yoga and experience a way of a holistic, fulfilling life.
The ancient practice of Hatha Yoga, practiced by individuals for thousands of years, is getting more popular day by day because of its ability to bring inner peace, physical and mental health, and clarity.
Combining physical exercises with breathwork and meditation is the key to the inside, the connection between body and mind.
AUM, no other Mantra is better known and more heard than this one. But what is the meaning beyond this powerful sound, chanted by millions of beings day by day?
While starting a Hatha Yoga practice by chanting AUM, a connection between the one and the universe in and out is created. The powerful Mantra AUM purifies the mind and manifests the true spiritual energy of self.
AUM is composed of three basic sounds from which all sounds of the universe developed, first “A”, second “U” & third “M”. These sounds refer to the diving being that lives in us. These sounds define some eternal law of life & the universe.
…Beyond Time – As per Upanishads AUM is beyond the existence of time, the infinite dimension where past, present, and future merge into the One, the GOD, the Atman.
… the State which Reveals the Pure Nature– AUM is the pure nature which is beyond the three Gunas i.e. Sattva, Rajas & Tamas of human nature, the proportion of these three natures describe the external nature of the human. By repetition of AUM, it reveals the true nature of the existence.
… is the state of Pure Consciousness – In life, we experience the three states of consciousness, wakeful, dream state(subconscious) & deep sleep but apart from these three common states, there is another state which is called samadhi or Turiya state which is the state of pure consciousness, divine consciousness. AUM is that state where human consciousness reveals its pure nature, the indestructible nature of the Self, the Atman. AUM is that threshold.
By using the Mantra AUM, one can experience that everything we are searching for is already within. The whole universe is inside us and we can create an infinite connection and find out about who we truly are.
Besides chanting AUM, Hatha Yoga is focused on performing and holding Asanas. The postures are taken and held for some time to bring flexibility, strength, and calmness to the body.
In addition, asanas are focused on the chakras. The chakra system refers to the energy centers we have in our bodies. There are seven major chakras, each in a specific location along the spine (Muladhara, Root chakra; Svadisthana, Sacral Chakra; Manipura, Solar plexus chakra; Anahata, Heart chakra; Vishuddha, Throat chakra; Ajna, Third eye chakra and Sahasrara, Crown chakra).
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to the energy centers in your body. These wheels or disks of spinning energy each correspond to certain nerve bundles and major organs.
To function at their best, chakras need to stay open or balanced which is one of the main goals of Hatha Yoga. If they get blocked, individuals may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.
These are some of the important benefits of Hatha Yoga. With the power of AUM and the Asana practise working on the chakras a big step into the balance between body and mind is made. In Hatha, characters can experience stillness, a calm mind, inner peace, a connection to the universe, and strength in the body. Partly changing between effort and relaxation, the mind and body are focused on the practice and thereby being in the moment, here and now. Hatha Yoga is holistic for one´s body and mind because it starts working on the body, moving to the breath, then to the mind, and completely ending up at the inner self. There is no division in between, it employs all aspects of who you are. So health and fitness are some side benefits, but in completion, it is a hugely powerful system to explore our full potential while just being.