The word asana literally means a posture. Out of the innumerable asanas a body can assume, 84 have been identified as Yogasanas, through which one can transform the body and mind into a possibility for ultimate well-being. Yogasanas are not exercises, but rather very subtle processes to manipulate one’s energy in a particular direction.
In an untrained state, the human body is a constant manifestation of various levels of compulsiveness. By consciously keeping the body in a certain posture, the very way a person thinks, feels and experiences life can be altered. Yogasanas are a way of naturally achieving a chemistry of healthfulness, joyfulness, blissfulness, and above all, balance.
Relief of chronic health conditions
Evolution of body and mind towards a higher possibility
Stabilization of the body, mind, and energy system
Deceleration of the aging process
Yogasanas can be practiced by anyone over the age of 14.
"The body is like an antenna - if you hold it in the right position it can just grasp everything in existence." - Sadhguru