In Western yoga, the meaning of Hatha Yoga tends to be distilled into asana classes that don’t fall into specific categories, such as Vinyasa Flow or Iyengar.
But even the more classic definition- that of balancing the ‘sun’ and ‘moon’ channels, or bringing the body into equilibrium- still doesn’t fully explain this powerful and complex system. Here, renowned scholar and Life Centre yoga teacher Graham Burns gives a brief overview of what Hatha yoga really is.
The stated purpose of hatha yoga is as a ‘ladder to final liberation’, a ‘way to cheat death’...
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