Yoga originated in India and now its benefits are seen all over the world. Hatha Yoga, also known as Hathyog or Hatha Vidya was a system by which physical refining of the body is done for attaining higher meditation. This system was introduced a long time back by Yogi Swatmaram. The word Hatha is formed by two Sanskrit words ‘Ha’ and ‘Tha’ which means the sun and the moon. Hatha yoga is considered a powerful yoga and this is also the most popular yoga system in the west.
According to the concept, Hatha yoga is a practice to follow and attain four main traits which are Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Pratyahara (sense-withdrwal) and Samadhi (balance). This type of yoga system is to achieve a greater concentration and level in the meditation. As and when you practice and master the yoga techniques, you can develop greater meditation techniques in your body. There are different types of poses involved in Hatha Yoga that help people in achieving greater benefits to their overall health. Let us discuss about these in details.
Shrishti Krama Hatha Yoga– This yoga is specially directed towards the growth of concentration, energy and flexibility throughout your body. This is extremely beneficial for mental, physical and spiritual health of all, particularly youth.
Rakshana Krama Hatha Yoga– This type is directed towards the maintenance of overall health of a person and one thing that hold utmost importance in this yoga is relaxation.
Adhyatamika Krama Hatha Yoga– This yoga is directed towards those yogis who wish to strengthen their bond with the inside.
A Siksana Krama Hatha Yoga– This type of Hatha Yoga helps you in getting perfection in all forms of asanas and develops major instruments of yoga.
Chikitsa Krama Hatha Yoga– Chikitsa is again a Sanskrit word which means therapy. This yoga is therefore targeted at removing the dysfunctions from the body and has therapeutic effects.
Shakti Krama Hatha Yoga– This yoga is directed in developing power within the saints and yoga practitioners.
These are the six categories of Hatha Yoga but over the years, many yoga schools have further worked on development of other such practices.