body in motion
Asana means the seat, Asana is often the seat of our practice – the time we come to the practice to move with our breath, stretch and strengthen in poses. These postures create firmness and strength alongside flexibility. Each pose has a dual nature – an idealized form and the realized form of what's possible in your body. The idealized form shines the light of possibility and the realized form provides the best benefit of the posture and will shift over time.
The inner intention of the pose and the outside expression may never meet, but that doesn't make the pose any less beautiful or beneficial. In fact, embracing the realized form reveals a good working knowledge of your body's limits and yields a sustainable healthy practice filled with vitality.
Transitions happen over time. Sometimes in a moment and others over years and years, step by step as a result of introspection, acceptance and work. Learning to make graceful transitions is one of the true gifts of a regular yoga practice. Something blossoms within you. As you.
That's the goal. or one of them, anyway.