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.