How to Do Creative Hatha Yoga

In the Western world we have relaxation yoga, power yoga, stretch Yoga, meditation yoga and different kinds of spiritual yoga. Creative Hatha yoga works with all of these techniques. Most western yoga teachers first learn one special yoga way and then they practice creative yoga. Whatever you choose to do, the main point is to follow your own wisdom, to feel what you need and to find your personal yoga practice. Do yoga like is it good for you – here is how.


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    Stand. Start with the shaking. Walk on tiptoe on the spot and shake your body. Turn around. Massage light through the whole body and think the mantra "Light, Light, Light...".
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    Slowly bow forward. Lie on the ground. Place your head on your hands. Raise your knees slightly and swing your feet back and forth. Count in the kidneys the numbers 1 to 20 "1,2,3,4,5...".
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    Relax. Lie with your head on your hands and relax. Rotate the base of your body to the left and right, as far as it will go, back and forth. Focus on the spine.
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    Move your feet. Move your feet and toes slightly. Circle your feet over the ground. Feel your feet. Relax.
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    Do the heel seat (Vajrasana). Come up and kneel down on the heels. Turn your spine to the right. Turn your head also. Turn to the left, the head as well. Massage the body from top to bottom. Rub all the stress and tension out.
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    Perform prevention (earth rubbing). Rub the ground with your hands and think the mantra "Earth". Draw a circle of light around you with your hands. Sit in the circle of light. What color does the circle of light show? Yellow, orange, blue, green, gold, silver? Or just the beautiful color of the floor?
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    Adopt the supine position (cycling). Turn around and lie on your back. Move your feet as if you're riding a bike. Place your hands on your belly, lift your head, and make your legs turn to the right and left. Your head always shows in the opposite direction.
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    Do the shoulder stand (Sarvangasana). Go into the candle position. Your feet point to the sky. Support yourself with your hands up at the back. Go on riding the bike with your feet, see the light around you, thinking the mantra "Light". Turn your head slightly to the left and right.
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    Form the legged position (Sukhasana). Gently roll down from the candle into your meditation seat. Put your palms together in front of the heart chakra. Think the mantra "Om" in the belly, in the ground and move your toes, "Om, Om, Om .." Move one hand and send all beings on earth light. Think, "May all beings be happy. May the world be happy."
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    Adopt the supine position (Shavasana). Lie on your back and relax. Lay your hands on your belly. Move your feet and toes. Think "Om" in the body, legs and feet, "Om, Om, Om...". Send all people over the world your "Om". Feel the cosmos. Feel one with your world. Everything is fine the way it is. You do not have to be perfect. Rest until you feel well. Then slowly come back. Stretch and loll. You are back. Proceed positively through your day.
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    Relax for five minutes and watch the video. Although it is in German, after reading this article you should be able to understand the general gist of it, as the article serves as a translation of what is depicted in it.


  • First think about what you need. What do you want from yoga? Health, flexibility, beauty, happiness, healing, enlightenment? Teach yourself – read yoga books, visit yoga groups, look for the right yoga teacher for you. Then learn yoga and find out what is the best way for you to practice yoga. And then do yoga until you reach your goal.
  • Always be well connected with your body and your soul. Feel what they want and need. And give it to them. Follow the five features truth, peace, love, self discipline and happiness. Then you will find your way into the light. Enlightenment exists. In the view of of the most yogis, God exists. You can live in God. This is the most important goal of yoga.
  • The most important thing in Creative Hatha yoga is the inner voice. The inner voice is the voice of your own truth and wisdom. It is your feeling of rightness. You combine your intellect and your feeling. Then you will find the way to yourself, the way to awaken your inner happiness, love and enlightenment.
  • In yoga we call it existence, consciousness, and bliss (Satcitananda).[1] Live like a Buddha, Shiva, Siddha, Parvati or the yoga god Ganesha. Feel the light of God, the energy of peace and love within you. In modern yoga, you can have the religion or non-religion you want. But be happy and be good, for that is the essence of yoga philosophy.


  • If you want to heal an illness, it might be good to go to a doctor. Yoga is a way to relax and to awaken inner happiness. You can heal some diseases with creative hatha yoga, but you must be careful and listen to your inner voice. Follow the advice of the doctors and the medical books.
  • The main path of health and healing are the five principles of health. We should do every day some sport (yoga, walking), eat healthy (lots of fruit, low in calories), avoid harmful substances (alcohol, smoking, drugs, meat), think positively (overcome negative thoughts) and relax (enough sleep, pauses, silence, meditation).

Things You'll Need

  • Space to practice your yoga
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing

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