Hatkha yoga consists of three basic elements: asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (respiratory exercises) and meditations. Thus hatkha not simply practice, and universal method of clarification of mind and body. According to the doctrine of ancient Hindus of the yoga — this whole outlook which assumes special lifestyle and views. As to directly practice, hatkha-yoga considers the person as a power system. According to this system in a body of the person on 13 channels ten types of energy circulate. The sense of practice of hatkha-yoga consists in learning to operate correctly them. Besides, on a body are available marma— especially sensitive sites which damage breaks circulation of energiya and conducts to diseases and even death. Vital marma’s: foot, shins, knees, hips, stomach, solar plexus, thorax, back, brushes, forearms, shoulders, neck, nape, jaws, eyes, top. Going in for hatkha-yoga, it is necessary to concentrate attention on these parts of a body (especially on joints and a backbone), and in case of pain to try to weaken them. During exercises it is important to breathe correctly, gradually getting rid of unpleasant feelings or as yogis speak, «to release them to the earth».
The special emphasis in hatkha-yoga becomes on body improvement therefore the system includes all known static and dynamic asanas. The most inconceivable twisting, extensions, handstands and the head which modern yogis so like to show — it everything hatkha-yoga.