Asana is a body position one adopts temporarily. An asana is a posture one visualizes, plans for, strives for, attains, maintains, cultivates, appreciates and then lets go of. Finally, comes reflection and then forgetfulness. Each asana is in itself an exercise and a practice. Before, during and after this designed choice for the physical body, for the psychological body and for the spiritual being each of us has had the good fortune to become aware of, we take the time to organize our thoughts into a concentrated harmony within our body, emotions and spirit.
Practice makes probable. When we practice attentiveness, it becomes more probable that we will be attentive. When we sit down and focus on an area of the body we become more in tune with what is happening in that area. When we take a stand and must defend our stance against outside factors and influences, then we develop our understanding of that position we’ve adopted. When we choose to lie down and let go of the urgency of acting on compulsion, we become more aware of what those compulsions are. Decisions add up. The ledger will show a balance in retrospect. There are always decisions we regret. It is not making the mess that is the problem. Maturity can be seen in how we clean up the messes we make.