Since the mid-20th century, hatha yoga has become a very popular choice for people who want to improve their mental, physical and spiritual health. This ancient practice is meant to promote a balance between these three components.
In fact, the word "yoga" actually refers to this union, literally the "union" of spiritual, physical and mental health. The word "Hatha" also means balance, because it consists of "ha" or "sun" and "tha" or "moon". Hatha yoga classes for beginners in Maine at Sewall House Yoga Retreat provides a balanced healing way to relieve stress, improve physical condition, and promote relaxation for people all over the world.
Along with Kundalini Yoga, Karma Yoga and many others, this form of yoga is one of the main types of yoga practice. He is the father of several other types of yoga, such as Bikram yoga, which uses a similar structure but adds additional challenges, such as a very hot room.
All yoga practice stems from a spiritual discipline that began 5,000 years ago, although this practice is not synonymous with hatha yoga today. Ancient meditation and physical practices eventually developed into forms that modern practitioners would recognize.
They were first brought west by Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th century. However, they remained a relatively unknown method of personal development until the 1960s and 1970s, when interest in Eastern practices increased significantly.
The growing interest in alternative therapies has led more and more people in Europe and North America to adopt and adapt the practice of yoga for their own use, creating the yoga classes that we consider the standard today.