The Sanskrit word “grantih” means knot or doubt. We hold ontp our past experiences and our emotions in our bodies. This can be felt as tightness, discomfort and even pain.
The asana practice can serve us by helping us move this energy through breath and high intention. The goal of yoga is enlightenment or Samadhi. Even the actual physical practice itself is an opportunity to move prana-life force upward. We want to move this energy out of the lower chakras where our consciousness usually is ( Money, sex and power) to the higher chakras where are attention is directed toward compassion for others, love and utimately God.