Hatha Yoga is a low-impact exercise that has proved extremely popular with fitness enthusiasts. It combines different asanas or postures, with a deep breathing technique called pranayama to promote flexibility, balance and relaxation – creating a healthy body and mind.
With its easy-to-learn techniques and numerous health benefits, this type of yoga differs from other styles of yoga in that it focuses more on breathing and poses rather than meditation. As a result, Hatha Yoga is extremely beneficial in improving oxygenation of the body and alleviating stress.
The gentle stretches should feel natural, these are comfortable positions that flow fluidly into one another at a relaxed pace. Resistance can be added or lessened simply by shifting your body’s centre of gravity. A few simple position changes can modify the asana for beginners.