Traditional Hatha Yoga

Traditional Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice whos origins can be traced back over 5000 years. Passed down from guru to student through the centuries until the present where we now find the Hatha Yoga traditions, especially those taught by the great Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu Devananda, spread throughout the world.

In this series of videos our guru Ram will not only guide us through seven lessons and an open class, but will also demonstrate techniques himself in the Posture and Kriya Worshop videos. Using the five points of Yoga, proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and of course positive thinking and meditations.

After studying Yoga for many years in India and throughout the world, Ram has now setup New Zealand’s first official Sivananda Centre. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Westown, New Plymouth, offers classes in Hatha Yoga and Meditation and also hosts regular Satsangs.

We hope you enjoy this series of videos and please click this link to find out more about the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in New Plymouth



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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 1

    Ram takes us through lesson 1 of this Hatha Yoga series. To begin, Ram helps us to loosen up and relax with basic eye neck and shoulder exercises, abdominal breathing and basic leg raises before moving on to an introduction to the Shoulder Stand and Fish asanna (or poses). To finish, a guided full relaxation. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 2

    Ram takes us through lesson 2 of this Hatha Yoga series. In this lesson Ram goes into more detail on eye, neck, and shoulder exercises then moves on from basic abdominal breathing to the full Yogic Breath. After revising Leg Raise, Shoulder Stand and Fish asannas he shows us new asannas Sun Salutation and Seated Forward Bend. To finish, a guided full relaxation. There is more information about yoga and the yoga lifestyle at Yoga Online. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 3

    Lesson 3 of the Traditional Hatha Yoga series with Ram and the team from the Sivananda Vedanta Center New Plymouth After revisiting exercises from the previous 2 lessons Ram introduces new asanna, a front relaxation posture called Makarasana is demonstrated leading on to the Cobra, Childs Pose, Standing Forward Bend and Triangle Pose. As always the lesson is ended with a full guided relaxation. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 5

    Lesson 5 in our Traditional Hatha Yoga series. This lesson sees a departure from the normal beginning of eye, neck and shoulder exercises to making a start on learning Pranayama techniques. Kapalabhati or the "Shining Skull" breathing exercise is the first taught as we begin to learn the facets of Pranayama, followed by Anulom Vilom or alternate nostril breathing also part of the Pranayama breathing exercises. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 4

    Lesson four of this Hatha Yoga series with Ram Plough Pose, Locust Pose and Half Spinal Twist are the new asanna integrated here with the exercises from the previous lessons. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 6

    Ram guides us through Lesson 6 In addition to recapping all we have learned so far Ram now introduces us to the Dolphin exercise. This the first step in preparing for the Headstand asanna. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Yoga Lesson 7

    Lesson 7 in our Hatha Yoga series. In this lesson Ram guides us carefully to try our first Headstand asanna. This is a most important asanna in Yoga, here we are given the steps to train ourselves to work up to the full Headstand. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Traditional Hatha Open Class

    The Open Class completes our Traditional Hatha Yoga series. The Open Class is the culmination of everything we have learned in Yoga lessons 1-7 stepped through in it's entirity to complete your Hatha Yoga beginners course. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Posture Workshop

    Hatha Yoga Posture Workshop This workshop covers many advanced techniques and postures. Please ensure you have have completed lessons 1-7 and are competent practicing the excercises within before attempting any of this advanced content. Advanced Headstands, Shoulderstands, Backbends, Forward Bends and Standing Poses are demonstrated and explained in this video. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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    Yoga Kriyas Workshop

    The Yoga Kriyas The Yoga Kriyas, Shat Kriyas or Shat Karmas are a wide range of special cleansing techniques of Hatha Yoga to purify the body. Here Ram demonstrates the safe way to approach many of these techniques. You can find more on practicing Yoga at Yoga Online. Click here to visit Yoga Online … Watch Videos

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