Balancing the physical and mental force of the body is the key word of Hatha Yoga. The word hatha is composed of two syllables, namely ha and tha. Ha means the ‘sun’ and tha means the ‘moon’. Yoga means communion. Thus hatha yoga means the harmony between the sun and moon aspects of our being. Health is the fundamental aim of hatha yoga. Health can be defined as a combination of the following:
- Resistance to infections,
- Absence of disease,
- Both mental and physical endurance,
- Flexibility of mind and body,
- Mental peace,
- Perfect coordination and condition of all organs, muscles and nerves in the body.