Yoga is a way of life. The Sanskrit word Yoga means to unite or to join. So the idea of yoga could be said as incorporating the universal energy to your body, mind and soul. What Yoga does essentially is establishing a perfect balance between positive and negative energy.
Yoga is predominantly concerned with maintaining a state of equanimity at all costs. All yoga schools of thought emphasize that mind as well as body should remain calm, because as the saying goes, only when the water is still can you see through it. Rather than going to the periphery of body, it applies directly to the energy system and balances ones energy by removing the panic or energy blocks in body by using various yogic techniques.
In Agasthya Sidha Asram we follow the traditional way of Yoga which starts from 'Adinath' (Lord Shiva) and is carried by the lineage 'Nath'. The Nath lineage is distinguished mainly through the practice of 'Hath Yoga and Thanthra'.
Hatha Yoga attaches a lot of importance to the perfect physical form, believing it to be a way of attaining spiritual perfection. And to this end it takes the help of pranayama (breath-control exercises) and asanas(positions) to attain self-realization. The word 'hatha' is derived from the two root terms, 'ha' meaning 'the sun' and 'tha' meaning 'the moon'. Taken together, the term stands for 'union of force'.