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The Ashtanga yoga system belongs to the Hatha yoga tradition. The word "Hatha" (pronounced Ha-ta) literally means force. Those who have done the primary series of Ashtanga yoga will know that there is nothing "Yin" about this relentless sequence of demanding poses. Though there may seem no resemblance to Patanjali's sthira -sukham, i.e. steady comfort, there is a reason for doing hatha yoga.This workshop touches on the subtle aspects of Hatha Yoga like the bandhas, ujjayi breath, prana etc.