Asanas have benefits for the whole being. At the level of the mind, the physical body and the spiritual body.
Asana in Sanskrit means ‘to sit’. However, it is not a term to be confused as a mere action of seating comfortable. Asanas have benefits for the whole being. At the level of the mind, the physical body and the spiritual body. Asanas can prepare the being to seat in harmony and stillness to welcome the unfolding of Dhyana or meditation.
However, asana has a wider and profound meaning. It is the ability to hold a right and harmonious posture with our inner consciousness. Therefore, each asana should hold this intention.
Asanas outside the mat are like the daily roles that we play in our society. The art of asanas in a practical way consists in learning to move with ease and harmony in a righteous way with every action we perform.