Hatha Yoga-most popular Yoga method

18 Nov

Hatha yoga is a form of yoga known for its practice of asanas or postures that contribute to muscle firmness and elasticity. It was created in the fifteenth or sixteenth century by Yogi Suatmarama , based on the Agamas Tantric , unlike the slash-yoga (which is based on the Upanishad). Hatha yoga is one of the most widespread methods of yoga worldwide.

In Sanskrit , Hatha yoga literally means ‘forced yoga’. The word hatha means:

  • Violence, compliance, forced or constrained violated (according to Ramayana , the Raya-taranguini and Katha-asarit-Sagara ).
  • Obstinacy, pertinacity (according to Pancha-tantra and the Katha-asarit-Sagara ).
  • Absolute necessity or inevitable (as the cause of all existence and activity), necessarily, inevitably, by all means (according to the Mahabharata and literature kaviá ).
  • Oppression (by Sanskrit-English dictionary Wilson)
  • Prey, go after the enemy taking the spoil of war, the plant Pistia stratiotes (as lexicographers as Amara Simcha , Jala Iudha and Jema Chandra).
    • Hatha-Alu ‘rigid container’, the plant Pistia stratiotes
  • Hatha-desin: prescribing measures of force (by Mahavira-charitra ).
  • Hatha-kāmuka: a suitor or lover violent rapper (by Katha-asarit-sagara ), Kama being ‘sexual desire’.
  • Hatha-karma: ‘an act of violence’ (according to Simcha-asana-duatrimsika or Aditia-charitra-Vikrama ).
  • Hatha-Parni: Blyxa octandra (as lexicographers as Amara Simcha, Jema Jalaiudha and Chandra).
  • Hatha-yoga: a type of forced yoga or abstract meditation (forcing the mind to withdraw from external objects; explained in Jatha-ioga-Pradipika of Suatmarama ) and practiced with much self-torture, like standing on one leg with arms raised, or inhaling smoke standing upside down, etc. (according to the dictionary A Sanskrit-Inglés Dictionary (1899), by Sir Monier Monier-Williams).
  • Hatha-Aslesha: hug by force, resisted (as the Sanskrit-English dictionary Macdonell).
  • Hath The verb means ‘violate’, ‘push’ or ‘tie to a pole’ (according to the Dhatu-patha 9, 50).
  • The verb means haṭhin adamantly insist on something (by Nila-kantha ).

Definitions invented

In Latin America circulate other definitions of Hatha Yoga:

  • ‘[Yoga balancing forces] the sun and the moon [in the body]’. Its proponents have even invented a Sanskrit etymology: it would mean ‘sun’, and tha, ‘moon’.
  • According to Sanskrit lexicographers, THAis:
    • a loud noise (by Maja-Nataka 3, 5),
    • a hangout for all (as the Shiva-twine the Padma-purana )
    • a disc,
    • the lunar disk,
    • a figure.
  • The verb means “to kill, destroy, remove, abandon, desert, avoid. The noun hasmeant:
    • abandonment
    • desertion
    • form of the god Shiva or Bhairava
    • water
    • a number (for example figure symbolizes arithmetic zero).
    • meditation
    • auspiciousness
    • atmosphere
    • sky
    • paradise
    • blood
    • death
    • fear
    • knowledge
    • moon
    • the god Vishnu
    • war
    • battle
    • horripilation
    • horse
    • pride
    • doctor
    • cause
    • reason
    • laughter
    • intercourse
    • lute
    • the Supreme Spirit
    • pleasure
    • delight
    • weapon
    • brightness of a jewel
    • call someone
    • call
    • the sound of a lute
    • madness
    • drunkenness.
  • “Power yoga” or “yoga of force ‘. According to its proponents, when the word is followed by the term hatha yogacomes to mean ‘strength or power’. But in Sanskrit ‘power yoga’ is the translation of these neologisms nonexistent:
    • yoga tile (tile: ‘power’),
    • śakti yoga ( śaktih : ‘Energy’),
    • bullet yoga (balah: ‘force’) or
    • vīrya yoga (vīryah: ‘power’).
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