This book focuses on Hatha Yoga, which is the yoga of physical discipline. Hatha Yoga is the most commonly practiced type of yoga in the western world. The goal of Hatha Yoga is to achieve union of the mind, body and spirit through physical actions. Hatha Yoga promotes taking care of your body to be healthy.
The word "Hatha" is derived from two Sanskrit words — "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon." The practice of Hatha Yoga finds a balance between your sun and moon traits and balances the opposites within you — from the right and left sides of your brain to the masculine and feminine sides of your personality.
The benefits of practicing Hatha Yoga may be felt immediately. Your body may become more relaxed and your mind may become clearer after just one practice. Some other benefits may occur with regular practice of Hatha Yoga, such as increased strength and proper posture.
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