Understanding Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga
Graham Ledgerwood, who teaches yoga and spiritualism in western society, for more than 30 years, says that Hatha Yoga is known for its vitality and health benefits. Hence, Hatha Yoga is very popular and is being practiced by westerners mostly.
Ha is a Sanskrit word meaning sun, so Hatha Yoga according to Ledgerwood is a -Marvelous tool for exercising, stretching, freeing the body and mind- so as enable you to have a healthy, long-lived mind and soul.
Perfecting the postures in Hatha yoga has two benefits:
You need to learn and perfect at least one posture in Hatha Yoga so that you can continue the posture comfortably for a long time. The more number of postures you master, the more will be your meditation timing.
2. Achieving Optimum Health through Renewed Body Energy
Hatha yoga re-vitalises all your energy levels, be it your body energy level or soul level energy, thereby helping you to attain a well-balanced mind-body health.
to classical yoga, Raja Yoga will be able to show you the royal path to
unifying your mind and body. Some of the practitioners have found Raja
Yoga to be a tough or difficult one as Raja Yoga envisages enlightenment
through direct control and mastery of your mind. If you can concentrate
well and enjoy meditation, then you are best suited for Raja yoga. This
type or branch of yoga has 8 arms:
* Moral Discipline
* Self Control
* Breathing Control
* Sensory Control