To reach the Infinite, we have to use finite means, as does the architect, even if he is building a cathedral or a temple. And, like the architect, yoga science says that you have to align your inner and outer odies, so that they run parallel and are in communication with each other. Without correct alignment, a building falls down. Gaudi sought to express the sublime through the physical. It is the same for the yoga practitioner. (…) That is why for me alignment is a metaphysical word. Correct alignment creates correct space, as in a well-constructed building. A building without a spacious interior is a lump of stone-a megalith. Can you imagine a body like that? It would be both inert and uninhabitable. --- Light on Life, BKS Iyengar.