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It is believed that Hatha yoga lineage grown with the Nath sampradaya (community), following Shaivism. According to the Hatha yoga tradition, we know Lord Shiva as the originator of yoga or Adi Yogi.

According to yogic mythology, shiva shared this knowledge of yoga first with his wife, goddess Parvati. Hatha yoga teachings came into existence around 5 to 7 thousand years ago. But it has not had any exact proof it is just based on yogic mythology.

Nath word also comes with shiva, the Sanskrit word nāth नाथ literally means “lord, protector, master”. The related Sanskrit term Adi Natha means first or original Lord and is a synonym for Shiva. We also known Shiva as Adinath because they are the founder of the Nāthas. After that, this tradition passed by the yogis named Matshyendranatha, Gorakshanatha, charpatinatha. They are one of the great notable Hatha yogis who attained the higher state of consciousness. Basically, this Natha term signifies that lineage, which began with Adi Nath.

Concept of Hatha Yoga :-

The Sanskrit word हठ Haṭha literally means “force”, alluding to a system of physical, mental, and emotional techniques. But the question is what type of force.? often people misunderstood hatha meaning they think it means doing hatha yoga practice forcefully, which is not true at all. The idea of hatha yoga practice is to attain force physically and mentally.

 Meaning of hatha yoga

Hatha is made up of 2 words “HA” and “THA”. According to Hatha yoga the human body has two parts right and left sides of the spine.

The right body is related to “Ha” and (solar energy) and the Left body is related to “Tha” and (lunar energy). The aim of practicing Hatha yoga is to attain a balance of prana (vital energy) by synchronizing both solar and lunar energy in Nadis.