Haṭha yoga is a branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭhaliterally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India, haṭha yoga is associated in popular tradition with the Yogis of the Natha Sampradaya through its traditional founder Matsyendranath.

Hatha is a more classical way to practice, this is what has been practiced for thousands of years in India.

Hatha yoga has many breaks and follows a structure of breathing techniques, postures with breaks in between and relaxation at the end. Each teacher teaches a bit differently with various sequences but the major difference is in the detail given to each posture and the time spent on each. Because we are all very different practitioners, we have different needs. Someone may need to take it easy and others may need to move. Either way we all need to move at our rhythm and adapt posture to your body rather than the other way around.