Asanas are special positions of the body which remove physical discomfort. In each yoga class appropriate asanas are chosen for the students. These asanas have various effects on them on a physical, mental and emotional level.
More specifically and depending, of course, on whether the asanas are performed repeatedly or held for a certain length of time, they can
Of course the supreme aim of yoga is the awakening of Kundalini Shakti the evolutionary energy of man. Through the practice of asanas the Chakras are stimulated, distributing the energy which has been produced by Kundalini throughout the body. In this way Hatha Yoga not only strengthens the body and improves health but also activates and awakens the upper centres of energy which are responsible for personal evolution.
Both the body and the mind generate tensions and knots. Every mental knot corresponds to a physical, muscular knot and vice versa. The aim of the asanas is to undo the knots. The asanas release mental tensions by dealing with them on a physical level, acting psychosomatically, through the body to reach the mind.
In yoga it is believed that body and mind are not separate existences. The crass nature of mind is the body and the body’s thinnest nature is the mind. Thus, by applying Asanasm you can unify and balance them both.
In conclusion we can say that the practice of Asanas keeps the physical body in peek condition and promotes health in a diseased body. Through practicing the asanas we experience self-confidence in all areas of life.