What is Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga belongs to India’s ancient cultural heritage. Yoga in Sanskrit means ‘to unite.’ Thus Yoga is an exercise that enhances physical and psychological well being. Hatha Yoga promotes good health (Arogya), contributes to longevity (Chiraya) and the total intrinsic discipline culminates into positive and perennial happiness and peace. It is has since time immemorial proven that Yoga is indispensable to the ultimate accomplishments in life. Hatha Yoga is a deep rooted subject. It is a philosophy and it is an art. It is a science that affects not only the conscious self but the subconscious as well.
Nanda Siriwardene is a student of the famous guru Srikanth Abey who was a personal student of the world famous guru of Yoga the respected B.K.S. Iyenagar. His specialized training under the famous guru Swami Maharashta enabled him to master the most advanced asanas – the pranayama, mudra and bandas that have only been seen in practice among the ancient gurus of Hatha Yoga.
Nanda Siriwardene is a famous guru from Sri Lanka who has traversed the universe of Hatha Yoga. Its length and breath, its asanas and its benefits are so well know to this guru that he was the first to introduce a Yoga hospital to the country.
With the initial knowledge and Asanas being mastered at a school going age, Guru Nanda Siriwardene has today mastered the art from world known gurus from the outskirts of India. Having both mastered and sharpened his knowledge of Yoga and Hatha Yoga from renowned institutes of Yoga in India, Singapore, Australia etc, he has met and resided with the respected gurus of this ancient art of the body and mind, undergoing intense practice in the most advanced asanas, practices and beneficial properties.
Guru Dr. Abay together with Nanda sriwardana, explaining about Hatha Yoga to the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa
Demonstrating an advance posture of Hatha yoga to His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Nanda Siriwardana seated next to president