Hatha

Ha – Refers to the Sun. In the context of Yoga, it is related to the practices that activate the sympathetic nervous system, which accelerates metabolism mobilizing energy to provide for our needs. It creates a state of alertness and enhances concentration. This solar energy is related to Rajas.”

Tha – Refers to the Moon. It is related to the practices that activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows metabolism, conserving energy for future needs. It creates a state of restoration, digestion and relaxation. THis lunar energy is related to Tamas.”

Hatha – Refers to the balance of the sun and the moon, activity and rest, cultivated by the practice of Yoga. This Balance Neutralizes the extremes of Rajas and Tamas, allowing us to enter into the state of Sattva. This state of balance serves as a doorway to our true being.”

This blend of the feminine and masculine, the solid and the fluid, yin and yang, hard and soft. is at the center of our life experience.