Hatha yoga is one of the branches of yoga. Hatha is a Sanskrit word which means forceful or being obstinate.
However, in a practical sense, it doesn’t mean that the yoga is done forcefully or when you are not willing to do it. Rather, the sense of “hatha” is positive in this Yoga form. It means to stay dedicated and focused while doing the asana.
Hatha yoga is the practice of yoga poses or asana for achieving self-transformation. These yoga poses involve twisting, bending, balancing or squeezing your body.
It is designed to promote calmness of the mind, spirit, and body. The yoga requires you to focus on breathing and channeling your energy as well.
Like other yoga forms, Hatha yoga is beneficial for overall health.