Only what we have brought into our physical existence is fully understood and realized. Hence it
is not good to neglect the physical body in our inner searching.
In terms of many Yoga systems,
complex asanas are not usually required. For the Yoga of knowledge or devotion only the
ability to sustain a comfortable sitting pose is necessary. This can
be done by sitting comfortably in a chair. It does not require the lotus
pose, though it can be helpful, as can siddhasana.
Nor is the proper method of Hatha Yoga to force or strain ourselves into some ideal posture. Its
true method is to aid us in gradually relaxing and letting go of all stress
and tension in the physical body. It is not a sport that aims at achievement but a form of
meditation aiming at peace. Its goal is not to make us more physically
conscious but to make us less identified with the physical body by no longer straining at physical