Dreamy Skies Yoga
Welcome to Dreamy Skies Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga combines focus, mindfulness, breathing and physical movement.
Hatha yoga brings health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report…
- Better Sleep
- Increased energy levels
- Muscle tone
- Relief from muscle pain and stiffness
- Improved circulation
- Healthy heart rate
- Healthy blood pressure
- Overall better general health
Hatha yoga is also called Hatha Vidya. It is a kind of yoga focused on physical and mental strength building. It’s exercises and postures are described primarily in three texts of Hinduism.
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama (15th century)
- Shiva Samhita, author unknown (Late 17th century)
- Gheranda Samhita by Yogi Gheranda (Late 17th century)
Hatha Yoga Health Benefits
Many scholars also include the preceding Goraksha Samhita authored by Yogi Gorakshanath of the 11th century in the above list. Gorakshanath is widely considered to have been responsible for popularising Hatha yoga as we know it today.
In Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Swatmarama introduces his system as preparatory stage for physical purification. The body practices for higher meditation or Yoga. It is based on asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques).
In the 20th century, yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), became popular throughout the world as physical exercises, and is now usually just called ‘yoga’.
Hatha Yoga and Diet
Hatha Yoga can also help to fight food cravings. Researchers from the University of Washington found that regular yoga practice is associated with mindful eating. An awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. By causing breath awareness, regular yoga practice strengthens the mind-body connection. The awareness can help you tune in to emotions involved with certain cravings. Yoga breathing exercises can help you slow down and make better choices when cravings strike.
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