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Hatha Yoga asanas or postures developed from the spontaneous meditation of ancient yogis and yoginis. They were then categorized and taught as separate exercises.

Hatha Yoga asana classes are available through the Natural Meditation of Australia. Contact Natural Meditation of Australia for more information. Kamala Dietz is the creator of the Yoga Teacher Training for the Natural Meditation of Australia. For further information see her website.

Hatha Yoga

Easy pose: sukasana


Classical Yoga is referred to in Sanskrit as Astanga Yoga and is comprised of eight steps as outlined by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, somewhere between the 4 th Century BC and the 4 th Century AD. The eight steps are as follows:

1. Yamas Moral Restraint

Non-violence
Truthfulness
Honesty
Non-possessiveness
Sexual continence

2. Niyamas Virtues

Purity, both physical and mental
Contentment
Austerity
Study of the Truth in every form
Devotion to God

3. Asana Posture

4. Pranayama Regulation of Breath

5. Pratyahara Withdrawal of the senses from sense objects

6. Dharana Concentration

7. Dhyana Meditation

8. Samadhi Pure Consciousness with no object of consciousness.

The Benefits of Hatha Yoga Postures

Hatha Yoga Postures help the body's systems work efficiently, relieve stress, regulate appetite and metabolism, enable one to sleep better, calm the mind, and create a deeper awareness of the body and oneself.


The Hatha Yoga postures affect not only the physical body, but also the energy body. The practice of postures directs the attention. Energy flow follows the attention. When you have energy flow, you have possibilities.


About Yoga Postures

Court Yoga and it will serve you. The only value of any discipline is to connect you with yourself and thereby with your unique expression of divinity.
...................................................................................................................~Kamala Dietz

Asana, the Sanskrit word for “posture,” implies a position you can be present in, abide in, and remain in comfortably for an extended period of time.

Turning toward the Sun: surya namaskara (the sun salute)

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