Hatha is not the one I would start with now that I know 2 or 3 other flavors...But it is the one I did start with on PBS- Lillas, and Richard Hittleman who was GOOD- but I have never gone to a hatha class that I felt addressed as many modalities as some of the others. I did Hatha for 17 years before( on and off) I got involved with other flavors...It is an experiemntation for your own soul- you will know when you find the correct flavor for your vibrating self- It will resonate
If I wanted a physical experience I'd take Inyengar for form and pose
for mental spiritual I would go straight to Kundalini- do not stop at Go
I see here over the lst few posts everything is start with Hatha-
Start anywhere you like
Bikrams for the athelete that is interested in "exercise"- the is is strenuous and drink water-not for me
Inyengar for strength of core and really great form and power
Kundalini for energetics, and mental/breathe work-
Self realization Fellowship- meditations for 1-8 hours- it''ll change your life and rock your world!(not a religion)
There is nothing wrong describing simple poses for something like writers cramp
I agree it is more difficult to out line a Kriya such as Sodarashan- but I am happy and think it a good thing so a depressed person can stay off drugs and begin to regulate these brain chemicals by powerful breathing...
People need to start somewhere and this may take them to a class in their area.
From years in financial sales I can tell you people find it hard to act on generalities when they ask for specifics-