Yogic philosophy teaches us that each individual soul in human form has a unique destiny path and a particular gift to offer humanity. The physical body is considered to be the sacred vehicle through which the soul has chosen to act out its divine purpose. Thus, the soul needs to be able to repose within the human body. Yoga enables us to stabilize the body and still the mind enough to allow for the natural, unimpeded unfolding of the soul's divine purpose. Essentially, we want to maintain a state where the soul is at ease and the consciousness is alert; it is a state of infinite receptivity.
When we are in alignment with our divine blueprint there is flow, ease and connection. Things appear and then resolve themselves at the right time. We have to be attentive to this, to surrender to this divine timing. It is not about pushing, imposing or forcing, nor is it about shunning, shrinking or under-doing. By listening intently and spaciously, we open up to the eternal slipstream of consciousness, within which our innate intelligence can unfold and take shape through the body.
Through such a receptive state of being, one in which we are attentive without being forceful, we cultivate both a sensitive mind and a sensitive body. This does not mean fragile or excessively precious, but rather a mind that is capable of discernment and a body that is deeply supported to go to new and gently evolving places. In this way the soul will be at peace and able to go about its divine purpose without obstruction or imposition.