Hatha Yoga is to ensure perfect health by physical and mental purification, such purification occurs by controlling the mind and body. When a man control physically and mentally he can bring harmony between body and mind. According to ancient Sanskrit texts ‘Ha’ means ‘sun’ , sun shows positive energy, and ‘Tha’ means negative energy, which symbolized the moon. So Hatha Yoga means maintaining the balanced energy between positive and negative energies. If we maintain the perfect balance among these positive and negative energies, the energies will kept us in perfect health.
“The power of concentration is the greatest strength to awaken the mind and animate the body. When properly directed, it illuminates facts for us and brings the desired results.”
Practising Hatha Yoga:
Hatha-Yoga is the combination of three inseparable factors they are: Controlling the mind.
Control and regulation of breath, which means Pranayama and Asanas
These three factors are closely combined and influence the humans to attain good health. If anyone among these things are diverted each one losses its value. A man with a brilliant mind may appear in a sick, stunted body. And a magnificently developed body may often contain a feeble intelligence. If we want to break down these different qualities in a man and want to bring balance among the physical body and thoughts then the man need to follow the three factors what we mentioned above.
If we want to live harmoniously, the body and mind should be developed in a balanced way by following Pranayama and the Asanas. If we are aware on breathing then it bring the body and mind into harmony and thus create the essential equilibrium required. Hatha-Yoga shows us how these three factors should be combined. If we didn’t follow these three factors in one way, there will be no effect of doing Asanas and Pranayama.
Ben fits of Practising Hatha Yoga:
We are performing the Asanas in collaboration with the mind and proper breathing, the effect will be immediate. A salutary feeling will flow through the body. It will help us to animate and revitalize the whole organism may all be brought under the control of consciousness.
Combination of performing the Asanas and Pranayamas, will effect to promote the harmonious development of the body and bring spiritual progress. Regular practice of these things controls the mind and combats with the negative elements such as ignorance, over-excitement and laziness as well as increases the will power.
The Hatha-Yoga is quite unique, it shows us how to recuperate and store the largest amout of Prana, Practicing Hatha-Yoga it distributes Prana equally throughout the whole body and ensures the proper functioning of all the systems of the organism. The asanas have been developed over the centuries. Practicing Hatha Yoga causes highly beneficial to health and preserve the vital force in the body and distribute equally to all parts of the body. By practicing daily it is helpful to you to ensure agility, balance, endurance, great vitality and defence against illness.
When the mind and body are working together harmoniously due to Yoga discipline, we can find calm and peace of mind at every moment.
“Mastery of the body and breath are an undoubted aid to those concerned with their spiritual evolution. For by having full control over the physical condition, the body becomes calm, allowing the mind to be directed inwardly more easily in perfect tranquillity, to achieve a higher spiritual level.”