Hatha Yoga refers to the Sun (Ha) and Moon (Tha). It is a set of physical exercises designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many energetic channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. Yoga means union and asana means posture. Yogasana is a set of postures that will bring you into a state of union or Oneness.
Vinyasa Flow is a set of asanas which flow from one posture to the next like a dance. Syncopating your breath with your movement, allows you to come into a state of mindfulness. The linear and angular movements of yoga is a masculine practice bringing strength to your mind and precision in your mind. Discipline is a wonderul attribute to aquire and the practice of Yogasana brings about this quality which you can carry over into all aspects of your life.
Yoga has become the new "work-out" while people every where are beginning to trade in their gym memberships for yoga classes. Our modern society not only seeks a good physical workout but also a spiritual experience which is exactly what you get with a Hatha Yoga practice.
We are now living in a society where doctors and health care professinals are recommending yoga as this healing modality enters the mainstream!