Hatha yoga, i.e. 'ha' and 'tha' yoga, a combination of two Beena mantras. It has been explained in Hatha yoga that 'ha' represents prune, the vital force, and 'tha' represents mind, the mental energy. So hatha yoga means the union of the pranic and mental forces. When the union between the panic and mental forces takes place, then a great event occurs in man. This is the awakening of higher consciousness.
Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Hatha yoga is typically involved in asana practice and breathing techniques, practised more slowly and with more static posture, in a relaxed way. Physical and mental therapy is one of the most important achievements of Hatha yoga. So far, Hatha yoga has succeeded in diseases like asthma, diabetes and blood pressure where modern science has not. Besides this, Hatha yoga has proved to be very effective in cases of epilepsy, hysteria, rheumatism and many other ailments of a chronic and constitutional nature. In fact, we found that most diseases of a chronic and constitutional nature can definitely be reversed through Hatha yoga.