Hatha Yoga is a preparatory process of yoga. Hatha is made from two words “hakar” means the energy of sun, “takar” means the energy of moon. “Hatha” means the sun energy and the moon energy in you. Hatha Yoga is the Yoga to balance the sun energy and the moon energy in you. You can explore Hatha yoga in ways that take you beyond certain limitations, but fundamentally, it is a physical preparation – preparing the body for a higher possibility.
In our body both of the sun and the moon energy is present. It’s balance leads to the peace and harmony of the mind and life of you and it’s imbalance leads to disturbances and discord, agitation, unsatisfication and disharmony in life. Hatha Yoga is a Yogic Art to balance the energy of sun and moon both in you, so that your body is in equilibrium and you feel peace & harmony. The Energy of the sun effects Sympathetic Nervous System while The Energy of Moon effects Para-Sympathetic Nervous System
In hatha yoga, there are Stimulation asanas for example Surya Namaskar, etc. and Relaxations Asanas. These Stimulation asanas helps in balancing The Energy of Sun while these relaxation asanas helps in balancing the energy of moon. The energy of sun is the life energy, the energy which drives us and makes us do work or activity while The Energy of Moon is the Mental or Cosmic Energy which gives us mental thinking, intelligence and mental power.
So how these energies affect us? Kids, they are always hyperactive but always distracted as the Life Energy or The Energy of Sun is more in them but less the Mental Energy or The Energy of Moon, hence they are hyper active but distracted. The old people, less or no activeness, in them The Energy of Moon is dominant.
Hatha Yoga balances both energies, so that one can always be focused, active and mentally strong. The people who always gets distracted in life or unable to set their goals about life, They should learn and practice Hatha Yoga
—– Written by One of Our Students who works at Cloudera. We share his personal experience with us and hatha Yoga and what he had learn here.
” Once a time, I was also distracted, I drop out from my college, wasted my precious 5 years and created problems for many people including my family and myself. The Universe has some plans, I landed at Akshi Yogashala in Rishikesh, came here to learn Yoga under 200 Hrs TTC program ( Never to be a teacher 😀 ) and stayed for additional 3 months to deepen the practice but also to get focused for the life. The Yoga has changed me. Now I am working in Computer Vision and Robotics section at Cloudera. I learned most of the things, but Hatha Yoga has special place in my heart. I recommend that everyone should learn and practice Yoga. You can join Akshi Yogashala or any Yoga Teaching Center of Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital or any place. But Yes One should learn & practice Yoga.