WHY HATHA AND YIN YOGA CREATE PERFECTION FOR YOUR YOGA TRAINING COURSE?
WHAT IS HATHA YOGA?
Hatha Yoga means a slow, steady, quiet exercise, with no workout benefits of a more active yoga style, like Ashtanga or Vinyasa. Although yoga never intended to practice, Westerners in particular began to incorporate it into their exercise regimen and look for classes that made them sweat and breathe hard.
One of the biggest lessons learned when you take a yoga teacher training course is that yoga never intended to practice, only about 20% of yoga life is devoted to asana practice. And these asanas have the effect of preparing the body and mind to practice meditation, and eventually achieving enlightenment, not to get envious six-pack abs or envious biceps.
In a course, many students turn up with their energy, ready to show off the asanas they can and overcome their own limitations like conquering a reverse yoga sequence and balancing their hands. But when they left training, their performance was modest, and they realized that the goal was to accomplish it themselves, not improve it, the purpose of self-discovery was more important than the final prize.
SO, HOW IS HATHA YOGA'S SLOW, STEADY SPEED CONSISTENT WITH MODERN YOGA?
I asked one of the teachers about TTC Hatha-Yin 200H at Sampoorna - Yoga teacher training school in India, what do they think:
"With Hatha, the two words that should be in your mind are" authenticity "and" clarity. " Hatha is the mother of all yoga. That's the source - the source of all other types of yoga: Ashtanga stream, vinyasa, rocket, hot yoga, all from Hatha and they simply revise the original practice. ”
They reminded me that the important thing about Hatha is not just about asanas, it also includes a pranayama system (breathing technique), chanting, Mudras (hand gestures), shatkriyas and shatkarmas (cleaning techniques). and some visualizations of practice. Hatha Yoganh aims to balance the mind and body between its halves, with the "ha" symbolizing the sun (and the right side of the body - "Ida") and "tha" representing for the moon (left side - "Pingala"). The goal of Hatha yoga is to unite, or balance, these two energies in the central energy channel.
THE NECESSITY OF YIN YOGA PRACTICE IN LIFE
The goal of practicing Yin Yoga and Hatha has many similarities, both focus on routing (instead of "Nadis") and aim to balance not only both halves of the body, but also the body and mind. It seeks a balance between "Yin" - representing the moon - slow, dark, passive, cold - with "Yang" - representing the sun - fast, light, dynamic, hot. Yin Yoga itself is a balance between Chinese and Indian philosophies in accordance with the teachings on energy channels, duality and a universal life force.
In the West, they often favor Yang Yoga in an obsession with a strong practice. That can have an adverse effect on our bodies if it is not balanced with the Yin. We have practiced many types of Yin and Yang in the course, recognizing the negative and positive aspects. On completely Yin days we feel relaxed but sluggish, craving for some of Ashtanga's actions.
In everyday life, we tend to practice too much Yang and only focus on the "practice" aspect. Looking at the classic Yin / Yang symbol, we note that not only the black and white areas are perfectly balanced, but the white Yang has a small black dot in it, and vice versa. Every Yang must have a little Yin in it. Always remember that nothing is absolute
CHOOSE YIN YOGA TO PERFECT YOUR SCIENCE.
For those who have practiced Yang for many years, they will quickly realize that the body yearns to practice Yin and more. Many practitioners have learned through Yoga Therapy, which focuses on complete relaxation, supported by soft muscles in many different postures.
The practice of Yin is very different from Therapeutic Yoga - the goal is to stress our joints by relaxing the area directly around them, but it doesn't necessarily have to completely relax the body. There is a bit of Yang in Yin to make it work, find comfort in discomfort, and don't make our students too free in the classroom. We conceive that Yin focuses on stretching muscles and fascia - the connective tissue network that keeps our bodies together but can also restrict us from moving in certain ways.
HATHA YOGA AND YIN YOGA CHAIR - A COMBINATION TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LIFE
Although each type is a different concept to itself, it's a slower way of practicing with more focus on strength, sitting with yourself longer, allowing your body and mind to adapt. silence, space and time. That creates the vitality of both types of yoga in this busy world. In today's modern rhythm of life, we need to search more mind lines to find ourselves.