Hatha yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in western countries and comprises a system of exercises to gain control over the mind and body through postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayamas). The word hatha consists of ha (sun) and tha (moon) and represents the balance between opposites. In the practice of hatha yoga this dynamic this reflected in inhalation and exhalation and the contraction and relaxation of muscles, movement and stillness.
Although hatha yoga generally uses traditional static asanas, more dynamic series such as sun salutations are also done. Hatha yoga focuses on body consciousness and connection through the breath, strength and agility. Hatha yoga has a meditative character which will learn you to develop deeper body awareness, helping you to better cope with stress and tension. In addition to muscle development, a balanced Hatha yoga class has beneficial effects on the glands, organs, the removal of waste products, and the nervous system. Hatha Yoga originated in India, and has no clear founder. Because Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras during the same time, he is often considered the founder