‘The mind and body are not separate entities. The gross form of the mind is the body and the subtle form of the body is the mind. The practice of asana integrates & harmonizes the two. Both the body and the mind harbour tensions or knots. Every mental knot has a corresponding physical, muscular knot and vice-versa. The aim of asana is to release these knots. Asana release mental tensions by dealing with them on the physical level, acting somato-psychically, through the body to the mind.’ ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati