Hatha Yoga is a form of yoga that involves postures or asanas designed to align the body and harmonize the mind and spirit. It falls under the third and fourth limb of the Yoga Sutras and is a popular choice of yoga in the fitness community that involves breathing coupled with various movements.
If you’ve always wanted to know the benefits of Hatha Yoga look no further! Here they are.
1. Core Conditioning
Hatha Yoga sequences focus on the spine, abs, and hips. For athletes or fitness aficionados, Hatha Yoga wards off injuries and enhances athletic/fitness performance through a phenomenal core conditioning. Additionally, Hatha Yoga sequences improve blood circulation throughout the body and regulate the flow of chakras, thus providing spiritual conditioning and connecting you deeply with the present.
2. Proprioception And Balance
Controlling your movements in space with ease and flexibility is one of the core benefits of Hatha Yoga. According to instructors at Cult Fitness, through flowing and graceful movements, you will be building up your sense of balance and mind-muscle coordination. If you’ve ever been someone who falls down often or loses balance on different terrains, then Hatha Yoga will be your saviour. It also improves your postures and makes you stand tall, a huge self-esteem booster and a bonus for spinal alignment.
3. Vision And Intuition
Hatha Yoga connects you to the present and makes you sensitive to your mind, body, and soul. This results in a sharper intuition and a clearer mind. Besides this, this yoga practice is known for its cleansing effects internally. The body is rid of toxic wastes and organs are healed from the inside. Your vision may be restored to its natural state and you will experience profound clarity in what you see due to improved blood circulation in the eyes.
4. Improved Metabolism And Immunity
Losing weight will become a reality through the practice of Hatha Yoga. Through controlled movements and paced breaths, your metabolism improves along with your immunity levels. You won’t be a frequent victim of diseases and you will be able to get in touch with your inner voice. Speaking of voice, Hatha Yoga even clears up your voice and makes it sound sweeter!
Everyone has an inner reservoir or energy known as the ‘Prana.’ This energy reservoir depletes as one progresses through life, thus causing ageing and ailments. Hatha Yoga postures regulate and maintain this vital energy in your body which results in increased longevity. By practising Hatha Yoga, you achieve inner stability, a blissful mind, and live longer.
Practicing alone is a challenge posed by self-learners as correct form, balance, and movements coordinated with breaths becomes difficult through self-teaching. Every expert was once a beginner and every individual is different in shape, size, and personality, which is why we highly recommend practising Hatha Yoga under a certified fitness expert or Yoga master.
For beginners who are at different fitness levels, including those who are sedentary or new to fitness, we recommend Cult Fitness classes as they have an expert panel of fitness instructors who are well versed in the art of breathing, meditation, and the different nuances of the Yoga Sutras.
So what are you waiting for? Try out Hatha Yoga, shift your mental perspective, and experience a new you soon!