Hatha

Hatha refers to the practice of stretching that has become popular over the past several years.  Many people think Yoga is only the stretching or Hatha.  The individual stretches are often referred to as asanas or poses.  A traditional Yoga practice would include Hatha, Pranayama, and Mediation.

CAUTION!

It is very important to remember to breathe, relax, and listen to your body.  You are responsible for listening to your body.  Know your limitations!!!  Donít overdo yourself.  As I have said in the past, ďYouíre not sixteen anymore!!!Ē   If it hurts, stop.  Always stay in your comfort zone.

 

It is very important that you warm up before you begin any exercise.  The PASSIVE YOGA WARM-UPS are an excellent way to get the major muscles and joints moving and open.  I recommend doing them every day.

 

During Hatha routines it is important to use the rest and recovery poses, POSE OF THE CHILD and POSE OF THE RESTING CHILD, to prevent from becoming fatigued.  Use them as often as your body needs.  

 

The Hatha poses Iím posting here are designed to give you some options for working at home.  They are not meant to replace a classroom situation.  Proper supervision on a regular basis is essential for maintaining proper body alignment.   Remember to consult a physician before beginning any new exercise regime. You are responsible for the use or misuse of the Hatha poses presented here. 

 

 

Thanks, and enjoy!

         Michael Ledman

Click on Star to view Hatha poses that will work that area of the body.

 

 

Videos

Passive Warm-Ups  YouTube 
Sun Salutation YouTube