Yoga is a science, and your body is an equation.
It’s amazing really, the way our universe interacts in the world of physics. It’s a torrent, trillions of unseen mathematical operations that carry along every moment.
Yoga is a way to tap into that stream. A practicing yogi seeks Balance of spirit as they hone Balance of body. Each pose brings a new way to relate to the Earth as the internal and the external work together, inherently connected,
Then yogis encounter what scientists call “the Two-Body Problem.”
A lot of yoga poses, especially more advanced ones, aren’t in your natural frame of movement. Beyond even strength or Balance, advanced poses require an intimate understanding of how your structure relates to your center.
Hold a limb too low, too high, or too loose, and you risk falling out of your pose. Most importantly, you lose connection to your ever-central focal point of gravity.
You could try to hold your form in pure strength or use brute-force...but that’s not really what yoga is about, is it?