Hatha yoga — it’s my happy place. It’s the origin of yoga, and the place from where so many popular practices have evolved. It is Power yoga, Kundalini yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and even Aerial yoga.
If you’re wondering whether Hatha is your jam, take a peek at this list and see if we’ve got you pegged…
1. Your Mat Moves You
It takes you to a far off place, where the chaos of crying children, household chores and office mayhem have no entry.
2. You’re So Divine
If you’re a yogi who values the divine aspects of your practice, you may be into Hatha.
3. You’re an Old Soul
Hatha yoga is traditional, classic, and oh so soulful. If anyone’s ever referred to you as an old soul, Hatha yoga is probably the right fit for you.
4. You’re a Slow-Flow Fan
If you could use some balance, you could use some Hatha yoga.
5. Hold it…
Stop… it’s Hatha time! Holding poses for longer periods of time is a breeze for you, and you love it.
6. You Keep it Simple
The simplest way is usually the best for you. You don’t worry about the fancy stuff; you just keep it cool, calm, and collected.
7. You Like a Good Mix
When the yoga schedule says “Hatha,” you know it could be a a cool combination of different styles. While you might like to keep it simple, you’re down to shake things up once in a while, too.
8. You Get Along with Everyone
Yin lovers, Power yogis, Vinyasa Flow-ers… they’re all good in your book!
9. You’re a Yoga Nerd
It’s not just about the physical postures for you. You love studying up on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras or the Hatha Yoga Pradipika in order to get the most out of your practice.
10. You’ve Got Potential, and Plans to Reach It!
Hatha yoga has been an integral tool for many yogis, helping them see their awesome potential and find the courage to reach for it.
When we give ourselves to the Hatha practice, we gain more than flexibility and strength; we gain awareness. Hatha yoga can be a mirror, shining straight into our hearts. It can show us the shimmering possibilities as well as our sharp edges. For many of us, that first step to our best selves begins on the mat.
Are you head over heels in love with Hatha (pardon the Plow Pose humor)? Tell us about it. Drop a comment below and tell us how Hatha makes you feel and how it’s changed your life!