“Our body does not want to open itself in the way we see in a perfectly expressed asana. So we apply ourselves and learn the adjustments that will cause the whole body to open. We extend and redress our arm, lengthen the chest, and open the pelvis. But we also, in the process of applied learning, open our mind and intelligence.” Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, Light on Life. p. 62.
Chelsea Tiernan, PhD, CIYT, teaching the community class (Level 1) Virabhadrasana II (warrior 2)