Hatha Yoga Jvālā
The word Hatha can be split into two, Ha meaning Sun and Tha meaning moon. It refers to a duality of the masculine and the feminine, the lunar and the solar aspects of existence, of matter and pure awareness, physicality and spirit. As the word Yoga means union, to bring together, Hatha Yoga then means the union of the masculine and feminine, within the microcosm of the being, and as a process that is taking place on the macrocosmic scale of the universe itself.
Tips for Safe and Effective Breathwork
After some years of practicing pranayama(breathwork) on and off, I have gained some clarity as to how to build and start the practice gently and how to sustain it for longer periods of time. The following pointers are meant especially for those that are just starting out but can be valuable insights for those that have been practicing for some time.