From the periphery to the core

“In asana and pranayama practice, we should have the impression we are working on the outer to get closer to the inner reality of our existence. We work from the periphery to the core. The material body has a practical reality that is accessible. It is here and now, and we can do something with it. However, we must not forget that the innermost part of our being is also trying to help us. It wants to come out the surface and express itself.” BKS Iyengar, Light on Life p. 61

Dandāsana ~~staff pose