What is Hatha Yoga?

Although most modern schools of yoga fall within the Hatha tradition, the term usually has a more specific meaning when applied to classes. A Hatha Yoga class will usually involve foundational yoga poses, gentle stretching, simple breathing exercises and seated meditation. 

This type of yoga is a good starting point for those wishing to explore yoga and works as a foundation for those who want to pursue other styles.

Go to Hatha Yoga if you want: 


Gentle exercise 

Breathing exercises 

Physical yoga poses 

Senior yoga 


Watch a Hatha Yoga intro 


Watch a Hatha Yoga class 


Who was Hatha Yoga founded by? 

Hatha Yoga is a traditional form of yoga from India, dating back thousands of years. 

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