Definitions for "HATHA"
Keywords:  asanas, tha, yoga, pranayama, moon
YOGA Practical branch of raja Yoga, that includes the asanas, pranayama and Kriyas; "hatha" means sun and moon
Literally means sun (ha) and moon (tha). The path of yoga of manipulation and control of the life force (Prana) and awakening of the divine power kundalini through several practices including asanas and pranayama.
The word hatha means willful or forceful. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body–especially the main channel, the spine–so that energy can flow freely. Hatha is also translated as ha meaning "sun" and tha meaning "moon."
yogic system of bodily control, consisting of physical exercises