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"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
-- John Lewis (1940-2020)
Hatha Yoga
the yoga of balance
between the physical and mental

Hatha yoga is what most westerner's simply call "yoga".

Often seen as a part of Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga combines the ability to act and the ability to reflect. The word Hatha is derived from 2 roots, ha meaning sun and tha meaning moon. Central to Hatha Yoga disciplines is the regulation of the breath; and the harmonizing of it's positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents.

Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the western world. It is best known as a series of body postures (asanas) such as the well known lotus position (Padmasana). Hatha Yoga positions are practiced largely in the West for their practical health benefits, and are often combined with meditation as spiritual and mental exercise and discipline.