Hatha yoga is a well-balanced combination of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditational practices (techniques designed to switch off the inner dialog in order to gain total control over body and mind).
Yoga came to Europe in the middle of the XX century, when the East opened its gates for the West. The new way of exercise quickly caught on and established a solid reputation as a universal prophylactic and treatment method.
Hatha yoga is one of the paths leading to Samadhi – the state in which the union with the divine is achieved. Ancient scriptures say that Samadhi is the true goal of a sadhak? A student practicing hatha yoga. Provided sadhana – the practice shaped by thousands of years – is performed correctly, the sadhak develops superpowers – siddhi (clairvoyance, telepathy, etc). The sadhak should never stop to admire his achievements on his voyage to self-perfection.
Practicing hatha yoga allows you:
- to improve your health;
- to minimize everyday stress levels;
- to build more harmonious relationships within the family and at work;
- to become more determined, as well as learn to define priorities and outline optimal ways of solving your tasks;
- to gain control over your body and mind.
There are several requirements that need to be met in order to achieve desired outcomes faster:
- believe in yourself and show determination in your efforts;
- be true to yourself and others;
- be kind and forgiving, do good deeds, keep your mind and your body clean, do not waste your physical and mental energy;
- avoid noisy crowds indulging in idle talk and poisoning their bodies with alcohol;
The most important thing is: start everyday practice and forget about frivolous speculations and haphazard book-reading as soon as possible.
Practice and only practice can provide the desired effect.
Do not let laziness, bad habits and a choir of ‘useful’ tips throw you off the path to health and happy longevity.
Important recommendations for beginners in Hatha yoga:
- the best time for practicing is early morning – this will boost your energy for the whole day, or evening before going to bed – this will help you forget the hustle and bustle of the day and send you off to sleep with a clear mind. No matter which of these times you choose, you will soon wake up feeling rested, invigorated and in good spirits.
- before every session you need to free your mind from negative thoughts and tune into self-awareness.
- the room for yoga practice should be regularly cleaned and aired
- choose loose clothes that would not restrict your movements.
– never start the session with a full stomach.
– people suffering from chronic diseases or taking a course of medicines need to consult a doctor before starting practice.
– people with acute condition of any disease can start practicing hatha yoga only after absolute recovery.
Hatha yoga is a real way to achieve something within everybody’s powers – be healthy and confident.
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