Hatha yoga is a part of yoga. The word haṭha actually signifies “power” and along these lines insinuates an arrangement of physical techniques.
In India hatha yoga is related in well known custom with the ‘Yogis’ of the Natha Sampradaya through its legendary organizer Matsyendranath. Matsyendranath, otherwise called Minanath or Minapa in Tibet, is praised as a holy person in both Buddhist and Hindu tantric and hatha yoga schools. Be that as it may, James Mallinson partners hatha yoga with the Dashanami Sampradaya and the enchanted figure of Dattatreya. According to the Dattatreya Yoga Śastra, there are two types of hatha yoga: one polished by Yajñavalkya comprising of the eight appendages of ashtanga yoga and another rehearsed by Kapila comprising of eight mudras. At present, the most established dated content to portray hatha yoga, the Amṛtasiddhi, originates from a tantric Buddhist milieu. The most seasoned writings to utilize the genuine verbiage of hatha are additionally Vajrayana Buddhist.
In the twentieth century, hatha yoga, especially asanas (the physical stances), ended up prominent all through the world as a type of physical exercise, and is presently conversationally named basically as “yoga.”