Category Archives: Hatha Yoga Philosophy

Hatha Yoga: Caring for the Human Temple

Hatha Yoga: Caring for the Human Temple

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The human body is a temple. Keep it strong and supple. Treat it gently. Never ignore the body, because it’s the most important instrument. Whatever you do, you need a body. That’s why the ancient Yoga teachings always emphasized taking … Full Story

The Purpose of Hatha Yoga

The Purpose of Hatha Yoga

IMG 0510We are not our bodies. But unfortunately without the body we cannot do anything. Whatever good or bad you want to do, you need a body. You want to taste something, you need the tongue. You need to hear something, … Full Story

Hatha Yoga and Asanas

Hatha Yoga and Asanas

Swami Sivannada teaching Hatha YogaHatha Yoga relates to the restraint of breath (pranayama), asanas, bandhas and mudras. “Ha” and “tha” mean the union of the sun and the moon, union of prana and apana vayus. “… Full Story

The Integral Yoga Hatha Method

The Integral Yoga Hatha Method

IMG_5512When Sri Swami Satchidananda designed the Integral Yoga® Hatha class, he formulated a clear methodology for his system. In this article, we learn about this methodology and how to cultivate a home practice.

As Integral Yoga teachers, when we enter … Full Story

Hatha Yoga: Path to Self-Realization

Hatha Yoga: Path to Self-Realization

Academy1Hatha Yoga is the physical aspect of the path to Self-Realization. The body is the vehicle which carries the Self on its journey through time and space. It is the temple wherein dwells the Divine. The body is not an … Full Story