hatha yoga

Hatha Yoga

Practice a balanced combination of postures, breathing, and meditation to promote relaxation and well-being.


Achieve relaxation and inner calm by connecting the body, mind, and spirit.


Stress, tension, and lack of focus can make finding inner calm and relaxation difficult. Common problems include:

  • Mental clutter and overthinking
  • Physical tension and discomfort
  • Disconnectedness from one’s body and surroundings
  • Difficulty in finding a suitable relaxation technique


Hatha Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical postures and meditation to promote relaxation and inner calm 🧘🏽‍♀️

In a nutshell:

  1. Find a quiet, comfortable space for practice
  2. Begin with slow, deep breaths to center yourself
  3. Move through a series of yoga poses, holding each for a few breaths
  4. Focus on your breath and body sensations throughout the practice
  5. End with a meditation to further calm your mind

My Take

Hatha Yoga is a holistic approach that helps you relax physically and clears your mind of mental clutter. When practicing the poses, there is no space for, e.g. negative thoughts or thinking about work-related topics, etc. It requires a full focus, and this automatically happens.

I have also tried it out several times (I am still on a beginner’s level, though 🙈), and it simply feels damn good. Period. It definitely has a positive impact on my body and mental status.

When practicing yoga, the muscles release tension, and the breathing slows down, which signals the brain to relax. Scientifically, yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve mood, making it an excellent choice for those seeking inner calm.


  • Increases flexibility and strength
  • Improves focus and mental clarity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Can be tailored to individual preferences


  • Can be challenging for beginners
  • Requires time and commitment to see results
  • Not suitable for those with certain physical limitations


This is what I have learned by trying out many yoga sessions (classes, and at home):

  • I’d recommend always choosing a beginner-friendly class or online video to learn the basics (here is a pretty good video on YouTube for beginners). I purchased some books years ago, but watching videos or getting started in a guided group accelerates the learning process. To me, it’s important to ensure that I am doing the poses correctly.
  • I still practice simple poses at home. Oh yeah, and I progress to more challenging ones only if I am really confident I can make it. In other words, I listen to my body to avoid strain or injury.
  • Investment: I needed to practice for several weeks or even months to get a better idea of the potential (it’s tremendous). Just doing 1-2 sessions is not enough for a personal assessment.
  • Yoga is extremely effective. This is what I think each time I come back to it. I just wanted to have it here again 😎