Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
Hatha Yoga means ”the union of sun (ha) and moon (tha)“ which refers to the balancing of energies achieved through the practice of yogic postures and breathwork. Vinyasa Yoga is an efficient and adaptable method of practicing Hatha Yoga that integrates breath, movement and mindful awareness.
This method was popularized and developed by the great yoga scholar and practitioner, T. Krishnamacharya and further refined by his son, TKV Desikachar, in an effort to make his father‘s teachings more accessible to modern people with an emphasis on therapeutic applications.
yogas chitta vritti nirodhah
tada drashtuh svarupe avasthanam
vritti sarupyam mitaratra
Yoga is the state in which the mind is clear of misconceptions and one‘s true nature is revealed. Otherwise, we exist in a state of confusion.
— Yoga Sutras 1.2-1.4
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga combines the practices of asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, chanting and meditation in a seamless and efficient practice. These practices, when applied consistently and with proper guidance, help to develop and maintain physical health and mental/emotional wellbeing.
“Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other.”
— T Krishnamacharya
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