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Chinmaya Mission Chicago

Yamunotri - A School of Vedantic Studies

30877 N Fairfield Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030


Yoga Classes

Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri offers Yoga classes periodically at a reasonable price. Please Click here for more information on the classes.

About Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga also called Hatha Vidya is a system of Yoga that was introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a sage of 15th century India, and compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this treatise Swatmarama introduces Hatha Yoga as a preparatory stage of physical purification that makes the body fit for the practice for higher meditation. The Asanas and Pranayama in Raja Yoga were what the Hindu Yogis used to physically train their body for long periods of meditation. This practice is called shatkarma. The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon, referring to Praana and Apaana, and also to the principal nadis (energy channels) of the subtle body that must be fully operational to attain a state of dhyana or samādhi. According to the Moneir-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary, the word "hatha" means forceful. It is a strong practice done for purification. In other respects Hatha yoga follows the same principles as the Raaja Yoga of Patanjali including moral restraint yama and spiritual observances niyama. Hatha Yoga is what most people in the West associate with the word "Yoga" and is practiced for mental and physical health throughout the World.

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