Learn the basics of hatha yoga, also called Hatha Vidya, a system of Yoga that introduced by Yogi Swatmarama , a sage of 15th century India, and compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Read the full transcript »
Female: Hello, *****we do Hatha yoga and this is portions guide to Hatha Yoga. And Keith over here is our teacher, and we are going to show you some visual guide to the Hatha Yoga. Male: Hatha yoga is historically the physical practice of Yoga. Yoga has lots of different aspects and one of them is physical which is what we know in our culture today. A typical Hatha yoga class has evolved to be a sort of Hodge Podge of lots of different things. Typically you start seated such as this. Here is my wonderful students, and is usually a sort of momentarily of meditation. Where you focus in your breathing, you drop into your breath and you just take a second to relax. Usually starts with a little bit of silence, perhaps and chanting. And then the class will start to move in this in to some more—a little more active stuffs. So, you guys want to clamp to your hands and knees. Some classes focus more on alignment, like somebody would say something like, make sure that your wrist are directly under your shoulders and your knees are directly under your hips. And we do some little dynamic stuff, such as something we call cat-cow which is if you take the yoga something you will probably do. So, inhale and drop your naval towards the floor and reach your collarbones forward and exhale round your back spine up to the ceiling. And you move through this with your breath. Inhaling starting to reaching forward, exhaling naval reaching down. You are doing this to sort of wake up your spine. Move this spine and waist, and do not typically move it. countering what you might do in your everyday activities. Now, you guys can tuck your toes under pressed back to a down dog. This is another very basic posture. This posture you do things like open your hips, right, open your shoulders, elongate the spine. Your teacher like her round and give you adjustments, something like where the strap, holding back, traction your spine. And then you move through something called a san salute. Know a several series, today, we are going to brought in A series. So guys bring your feet up between your hands, and inhale, bring your arms up over head. A series sun salutation, so, exhale fold over your legs, standing forward bend, and just move through an A series, so, inhale, turn to reach this forward, exhale, set back to plank and lower each other angle, inhale the upward facing dog, exhale to downward facing dog. Something out you might hear the typical Hatha yoga classes is the use of sounds script language, somebody might call this ***** instead of downward facing dog. You drive Sanskrit. After you do several of these, sun salutation, you might move in to some standing poses which build heat, open your hips safely, to step your right foot forward between your hands and turn your back heel down and come up to worry or two. This Sanskrit would be there ***** to and you focus on certain body parts like hip opening, like this is opening the external rotated your front hip. Your teacher might give you adjustments in this position too. Help you to one, just to help you maintain all the important alignment points like knee over ankle, back thigh pressing back, front hip rolling under. And as you might imagine, standing like this, generates a lot of heat, some teachers make you stay here for a long time. Tip in the triangle pose. You also use props sometimes. So, some classes it might use blocks under the hands, likes so, helps you to extend your reach in case you cannot quite reach the floor, if you are not flexible enough. And you just have be practicing that long, and have come up to stand. Exhale your hand facing your front foot and you step back. Lower each other round up, exhale press back to down dog. After you do a bunch of standing poses which you do on both sides. You might move in to some more peak poses, like inversions.
Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.