Hatha Yoga is an ancient Indian system for keeping the body in an
optimal physical condition. Originally developed to liberate mind from
the burden of the body in order to pursue spiritual ends, Hatha Yoga
is especially well suited for people doing intellectual work.
Practicing Yoga consists mostly in performing asanas, static postures.
Yoga stresses development of flexibility, health of the joints. Special
attention is payed to health, flexibility, and strength of the spine.
Unique feature of Yoga are exercises stimulating hormonal glands and
performing massage of internal organs. This stimulation of the hormonal
system helps to balance emotions and acquire a more optimistic attitude
to life. In addition to physical exercise, Yoga includes methods for
purification of internal organs and establishes principles of proper
Yoga prevents countless ailments and gives relief from existing ones.
The practice of the postures strengthens the body and creates a
feeling of well-being. Yoga sharpens the intellect and aids mental