The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. Hatha is translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us.
Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Danielle McDonald-Bourbeau, E-RYT200 is an experienced yoga teacher living in Central Massachusetts. Danielle began practicing yoga at age 16. She wanted to help others find healing and strength through yoga, and so completed a Yoga teacher training program in 2005. Danielle's training and experience includes prenatal yoga, children's yoga, senior yoga, and yoga for cancer patients and survivors. She is a wife, mother of 4 children and active homeschooler.
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