Hatha Yoga is part of Raj Yoga, yoga of control, one of the four paths of yoga. Hatha literally means ‘stuborn’ and hatha yoga is all about the stubborn practice of controlling the mind and the body.
Hatha Yoga consists of 6 parts: asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand gestures), bandha (locks) and kriya (cleansing). Classically Hatha Yoga has been practiced since more than 5000 years.
It was originally practiced by monks who would spend their days med