Haṭha yoga is a Sanskrit word हठ haṭha and literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. Through repetition and persistence, the body becomes stronger and healthier, muscle tone improves, as does one's overall posture and flexibility. According to the Haṭha yoga texts, each posture becomes perfect when the effort disappears, the breath becomes normal, and one can dwell in the inner self in meditation.

The importance of aligning and purifying the mind, body, and the human spirit is integral to the practice of yoga. Each human being is confronted by the demands of a constantly changing and chaotic physical world. We must learn how to live our lives with fullness, undisturbed by the outer environment. We learn how to do this through the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation.

Western commercialized practices of yoga have begun to infiltrate the world, reduced to a basic exercise form. However, yoga is a process that has been developped over centuries, and without an awakening of the body's intelligence, the practitioner cannot experience its tremendous benefits to the mind, body, spirit, or development of the inner self—a journey instrumental to our evolution and discovering our ultimate truth.

At Yogacara, we practice yoga, prananyama and meditation as a daily routine to maintain our mental and physical health and vitality and keep the mind and body free from stress, anxiety, and disease. All our yoga classes are designed to bring you to optimal health and wellness.

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