Hatha yoga describes the physical practice of yoga. In fact, sometimes the name Hatha is used interchangeably with "yoga." The slow pace and simple breathing exercises make it great to learn poses.
Hatha yoga is a system of yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama. The word "Hatha" comes from the Sanskrit "ha," or sun, and "tha," meaning moon. The principle behind Hatha is uniting pairs of opposites.
The health benefits of Hatha are immense. Yoga relieves stress and promotes a deeper relaxation while still providing physical exercise. Classes range in intensity depending on your needs.