I’m reading “Light on Life” by the great yogi B.K.S Iyengar. The below paragraphs totally made sense to me and have helped my asana practice so much.
“The goal of all asana practice is doing them from the core of your being and extending out dynamically through to the periphery of your body. As you stretch , in turn the periphery relates messages back to the core.”
“When most people stretch, they simply stretch to the point they are trying to reach, but they forget to extend and expand from where they are. When you extend and expand you are not only stretching to, you are also stretching from.”