Asana; Just what is it? The word asana originally meant a sitting position although traditional usage is specific to the practice of yoga. For many, yoga postures and positions are practiced as physical exercise, while for others it is for potential health benefits. Given all of this you could ask yourself; is asana the goal of yoga?
I’ll answer with this:
Why do I enjoy practicing and teaching asana?
When we place the physical body in these positions we call asana we cultivate; awareness, relaxation, and a sense of calmness enters the mind. That in of itself is only the beginning; personally I find it hard be focused and productive when my body is stressed out by aches and pains. Practice is how I remove these barriers and when I teach and can assist someone to remove these barriers. I am a yogi…