Hatha Yoga: Connecting with the Sun and Moon


Sadhguru: One meaning of Hatha which we have
already looked at is, means, tenacity. To reshape the body, to… in a way to re-engineer
the whole system in a very fundamental way. It takes a certain level of tenacity. This is not for…
this is not even for God because it seems he took a holiday on
Sunday (Laughs), yes. Shiva didn’t but from where you come most of you,
God took a break on Sunday, so He is not a hatha yogi, he cannot be (Laughs). Hatha
Yogi has a tenacity, there is no Sunday Monday for Him, He is on and on. Because if you don’t do that, you cannot
recreate a body which has already become an adult. This is recreating the body; means first time
your body has been created largely from an information that has come from your parentage. What memory
their bodies carried what was one, two come together and more complex memory system is formed
every time a child is born. So, the shape of the body, the tone of your how your
system is everything largely shape from this memory. Now, if you are in a certain way, there are
ways to do this, we can actually set up long-term experiments if somebody is willing to
fund and do, we can show, right now you trace back, let’s say five generations ago,
my great grandfather, great great great grandfather was a great guy, he was very intelligent very physically fit
and capable of many things. I want to become like him. We can do certain type of yoga so that we are able to
largely take that part of the memory in your system. Maybe your father was a weak man, you don’t want to be
like him, you want to be like great great grandfather. There are certain types of yogas to identify that
memory and activate that memory to the maximum. That will not be the only one, but that will dominate.
So, yogic system, looked at it this way or another way is generally the yogic system follows
this, when the Saptarishis sat in front of Adiyogi, their only aspiration was they wanted to
become like Him. They were not interested in fathers and grandfathers.
So, he said we will obliterate every other memory and you work on this. So, the first
step even today, people who take sanyas take is, there are certain processes to distance yourself from
your genetic memory which comes from elsewhere. Because a little distance suddenly allows
so much flexibility in the system. But if you take away the genetic memory, if you
successfully alienate yourself from the genetic memory, you must be very conscious to reshape yourself the way
you want. You must have the necessary sadhana, otherwise no memory no consciousness, this will
go (Gestures), people may die soon. It’s possible. If one distances himself from his genetic
memory and does not do the necessary work that is needed to rebuild the system, his
system may collapse within a certain period of time because it’s the memory that is in the genetic substance
which holds the body in a certain level of integrity. Why one person’s body seems to be much more
integrated than other naturally is essentially because of the type of memory that they carry. So, in Hatha Yoga we are not trying to…
at least at this stage of doing things, we are not trying to distance from the genetic memory,
we are trying to take the best that is there in us. There may be all kinds of people, let’s
say if you look back like last twenty-five generations, the family tree if you look at it, if you look
at the immediately previous generation, you are only concerned with two
people your father and your mother. But if you look little further there are hundred
and fifty guys who are contributing to your memory. Now, all these people we don’t know what
kind of people they are. Some might have been very strong, some weak,
some diseased, some healthy, some very focused, some all over the place, there could be all kinds
of people in this tree. From what do you draw is an important thing or how to draw the best
from all this is an important thing. Hatha means “Ha” means “Sun”, “Tha” means
“Moon”. To draw directly from our parentage essentially our parentage is sun and moon
and planet, these are the three. The planet is a womb, sun and moon in some
way and impregnating and this is happening. If there is no Sun, there would be no life. If there is
no Moon, life wouldn’t be the way it is right now; it would be probably some other way. So, these
three dimensions are playing an important role. So one aspect of Hatha is to keep our parentage
aside. My father, my grandfather, all these people you keep them aside because
ultimately all their lineage goes to sun and moon, you want to draw straight from that. That is what
Hatha Yoga means, you bring such a balance that this intermediate transmission is lost and you
draw directly from that as life was made. On the way, so much corruption has happened
through millions of generations. You want to eliminate that and you want to
draw straight from your father and mother, sun is seen as the father, moon is seen as
the mother. As we have been many times looking at this our
mothers have had the eligibility to become our mothers only because they were synchronized with the cycles
of the moon, otherwise they wouldn’t have… they would not be eligible to become our mothers.
They could bear children only because of that. So, to directly associate with the original
mother and the father, in between, in yoga we say in between is all corruption (Laughs),
all mix up genetic and other memories, you know, all kinds of things happened, some might have
been good, some might have been bad, all kinds of mixtures we don’t have control over that.
So, to draw directly from Ha and Tha that is the sun and the moon. So, the nature of Hatha
Yoga is to gradually connect with the sun and the moon rather than you must check this after you…
after two-and-a-half years of practice, sounds too long? Every day two-and-a-half years if you practice,
if you simply close your eyes like this (Gestures), you must be able to say, what phase of moon
is today. Because it’s so manifest in your system. A Hatha Yogi, if he closes his eyes, he must
be able to say what phase of moon, there are other aspects of the sun, one can
know which is more complex, but at least the moon phases one must know within
himself. This is completely absent in people. That means totally disaligned with the original source
of our physical manifestation. So, physical is important. If you want to do things in the world. If you just want
to realize yourself and leave your body, there are other ways to do it. Simply (Gestures) like this
we can have you pop, but don’t do it in the ashram, okay (Laughs). If it is just a question of realization, it
can be done in so many ways. You want to be realized and you want to live
powerfully then Hatha becomes an important aspect.


63 Responses

  1. Uma Bavani Chandran

    October 6, 2014 11:46 am

    Amazing !! Yogic system – The technology of technologies to recreate ourselves the way we want

  2. keyair123

    October 14, 2014 11:17 pm

    Sign me up! Actually I'm going to be at the Nov 22 yoga thing Isha is holding in Vienna. anyone else coming??

  3. Gaynor Armash

    January 8, 2015 1:41 am

    I grow all my vegetables,planting by the moon and they grow lovely.I no when my mother was alive she did almost everything by the moon phases….Thank you for sharing…    

  4. Perry Froze

    February 26, 2015 4:03 am

    Sadhguru has been a fraud preying on peoples money and cant help to solve their issues, only our God Jesus Christ can give you eternal peace and life, seek him .He's the only way .Connecting with the sun and moon is usless, go to the creator not the dumb creation that doesn't speak or guide like Jesus does.

  5. Sunni Sukumar

    August 18, 2015 3:16 pm

    So interesting to hear these explanations. Thank you to Sadhguru and all of the countless Isha volunteers.

  6. bo beboo

    February 25, 2016 3:37 pm

    I hope that Mr Jagadish Vasudev has repented for the killing of his wife in India and running away to the US with his wealthy mistress to avoid prosecution. Bless Vijji's soul.

    Even a parrot can utter wise words, it is actions that reveal a person's state of consciousness. Before being mesmerized by any self-proclaimed "Satguru," simply Google him up. If there are victims, they will share with you the truth.

  7. Qmy Dee

    May 9, 2016 11:13 pm

    this is great and important for all but while in the human form we need more Christ shining from people

  8. Qmy Dee

    May 9, 2016 11:16 pm

    he would not have come if it werent so. old knowledge seems not to want to accept that our creator gave us His son not just a teacher. if we have all this knowledge and Jesus we could move even faster to everyone enjoying our World and the life given to us. we are one

  9. Bryan Wong

    October 4, 2016 7:55 am

    I remember in another video, where the mixture and combination of the by bhakti yoga, gnana yoga, karma yoga and Kriya yoga are required to manifest unity within the body.
    can anyone explain to me , where does Hatha yoga come into play with these other four types of yoga?
    or is it a separate type of yoga that has nothing to do with those four types?

  10. theNuclearNixons

    February 15, 2017 11:32 am

    Nice to hear this. I've discovered this phenomenon during my college "daze," where I was able to tap into ancient ancestors and draw upon their strength and wisdom. Just some old powerful dudes I can access at any given moment, especially during physical and mental trials.

  11. Shreejana Pokhrel

    January 31, 2018 12:52 pm

    Respected Isha team, requesting for the subtitles as people with hearing challenges might will also get benefitted with the experience and guidance of Sadhguru

  12. Kinz Kinzard

    February 1, 2018 11:49 pm

    It is very hard and long and time taking to know sun phases, but I can tell moon phases after 8 months. At very least I can easily tell if its waxing or waning cycle. It becomes very easy to do really if you can take the pain for it, this is the least thing to bother about yet most important.

  13. Payal Pundir

    August 31, 2018 3:47 am

    sadaguru…m unable to understand ur one statement,in ur one session u said that we all r the children of sun n moon…n in one session u r talking about the diff.types of genes we all hv..as in diff.gotra,nakshtra ppl….means caste religion etc…..so wts this plz clear it…..

  14. Kusum Singh

    September 9, 2018 7:44 pm

    My father was a very hardworker he was a farmer always did so much strenuous work hard labor.veg farming rice farming and a businessman.i feel like the children cant do half the work my father did please give advice in this..plus he was a intelegent man.

  15. Debbie R

    October 8, 2018 5:12 pm

    Jesus would have been a master yogi teacher if this practice brought ones soul closer to God.. Never once did he remotely teach such a practice because it leads one away from our creator, God and Jesus his son. Yogi is all about self. God is all about others.
    God is not a religion. He is a spirit who lives in the realm of perfectness trying to get his creation to follow but many are sadly lost due to wrong beliefs and teachings.
    Jesus came to restore the path back to God and once you truly experience God thru Jesus you understand his purpose for us in this life. One then goes from darkness into light and is able to as Jesus say's, see clearly.
    One question we all need to ask ourselves is, "Who is going to cover our sins when we stand in front of our all perfect God one day soon?"
    God bless all………….

  16. Shreya Priyadarshi

    October 20, 2018 6:20 am

    We r sooooo lucky to be born in the era where we can hear sadhguru ❤️❤️ he speaks pure intelligence 🙏🏻 hope fully i will get a chance to meet him once ☺️☺️

  17. minakshi Kapoor

    July 7, 2019 9:55 am

    Thankyou Thankyou guruji for everything from my family and me 🙏💐🌹🌷🌈🌺🌸🙏

  18. Ma Nithya Chandravidyananda

    October 1, 2019 2:08 pm

    Hatha yoga makes us allign with the cosmos. Also, . Learn all about Nithyananda Yoga from our Guru His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda. Download a free copy of Nithyananda Yoga. Revival of the original yoga from ancient times before it became commercialized.

  19. A.P.E Hydro

    December 23, 2019 7:19 pm

    Thank You Sadhguru. Thank you so much. I can't express how grateful I am to have you teach us such things. Thank YOU🙏🏿❤️

  20. Karen Naqvi

    February 28, 2020 1:41 am

    Wow that was an excellent explanation. I find it so amazing how I never hear yoga teachers talk about the things Sadhguru talks about when it comes to Hatha. Thank you Sadhguru 🙏🙏🙏, you always give me just the hint I need to move in the correct direction on my path. So much Love 💓💓💓…

  21. Frederick Schnepel

    March 25, 2020 10:30 pm

    Notice the video’s time, 9:11. Not funny, think of something positive for a change. Far Out.


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