Yoga dates back more than 5,000 years. Yoga is built on three main structures: 
exercise, breathing, and mediation. The body is looked upon as the primary 
instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world, and so a Yoga 
student treats it with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based 
on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. The Yoga student 
gently increases breath control to improve the health and function function of 
the body and mind. 
These two systems of exercise & breathing then prepare the body and mind for 
meditation, and the student find an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows 
for silence, strength, energy, blood pressure, circulation, and promote better 
Hatha yoga is the prominent type of yoga that is practiced in the West. The 
term Hatha refers to the poses and postures, also called asanas, which make up 
the physical practice. Yoga teacher T. Krishnamacharya first brought the Hatha 
practice to Southern India in the 1930s. T. Krishnamacharya’s practice had a 
profound affect on numerous yoga masters around the world, which resulted in 
various styles of yoga falling under the Hatha practice.
Yoga Breathing or Pranayama, is the foundation of your yoga practice. It 
begins with deepening your breathing with the 3-part breath, then moves into 
more advanced breathing exercises such as Kapalabhati and the Alternate 
Nostril Breath. Pranayama also goes hand in hand with the Asanas. These two 
Yogic Principles together are considered as the highest form of purification 
and self-discipline, covering both mind and body.