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Hatha Yoga & Asanas

Sadhguru explains that Hatha Yoga is not an exercise system for health and fitness, as is commonly thought today. It is an intricate process of shaping the human body into a receptacle for the divine.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Sadhguru: Unfortunately in the western part of the world, if you utter the word “Yoga,” people think you must twist yourself out like rubber bands or stand on your head. Yoga is not an exercise form. The word “Yoga” means union. Today, modern science has proved that the whole existence is just one energy. So […]

Asanas Guide – Align With the Divine | Sadhguru

Having trouble with your dhanurasana. Here's a comprehensive guide to the science of asanas, what you can do go deeper into your practice, and how you can reap the most out of one's practice. Enjoy!

Sadhguru on Hatha Yoga and Spinal Health

Questioner: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. What is the significance of the spinal twisting postures that we do after the sarvangasana series? You could compare the spine to the suspension of a car. If you have seen certain luxury cars in India, they will be in the garage half the time simply because they have multi-link suspensions, while […]

What Does It Mean to Be a Yogi?

What does it really mean to be a Yogi? Does one have to sit cross-legged and cross-eyed in a remote Himalayan cave? Sadhguru reveals the truth.

Why a Set of Twenty-One Yogasanas?

Q: For the basic Yogasana program that is taught in Isha Hatha Yoga, you have chosen twenty-one out of the altogether eighty-four classical asanas. Why did you choose these particular ones? Sadhguru: The full set of eighty-four would be too much to start with. Among the asanas, there are some that are preparatory in nature, […]

Hatha Yoga – How to Deal with Physical Weak Points?

Question: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. There is a part of my head where there seems to be some kind of blockage. This impedes my ability to focus and be totally involved. I can feel the rest of the body much more vividly. What can I do about this? Sadhguru: Hatha yoga is a way of paying attention […]

Hatha Yoga: Building a Different Kind of Toughness

Within the fundamental principles of yama and niyama, one important aspect is Ishwara pranidhyana, which means to constantly acknowledge an intelligence beyond yourself. It means to know where your will ends, and where another dimension, which nurtures us, which is the basis of our existence, begins. Yoga is about seamlessly playing between these two – […]

How Hatha Yoga Can Help Your Mind

Questioner: I have a hard time memorizing. Being receptive to oral transmission is very challenging for me. Could you say something on this? Bringing precision into life We have to work on clarity. What is it that gives us clarity of mind? A simple thing you can do to improve clarity is to handle everything […]

Project Human : Moving from Compulsiveness to Consciousness

Hatha Yoga, Sadhguru explains, is one doorway to liberation, offering the possibility to transcend compulsiveness and move towards consciousness. Questioner: Is there a connection between meditation and hatha yoga? You said hatha yoga is a path by itself – can you elaborate on that? Sadhguru: There are many dimensions to hatha yoga. One fundamental aspect […]