"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”  -Henry David Thoreau

A few words from Ivey DeJesus at Yoga Basics:

Much like the foundation of a house, the foundation of a pose – the feet – play an indispensable role in the integrity and stability of an asana. For a house, the foundation provides the base that supports the weight of the entire structure, transferring its weight onto the earth and providing support for its staggering weight. Our feet do the same thing in yoga. Build your pose upon a weak foundation, and you will teeter at best, chase after an elusive balance, and deprive yourself of the deepest expressions available to you in a pose.

Whether it’s architecture or asanas, the principles behind foundations are all the same.

View of CTA Architects P.C. working on their asanas brought to you by Dara Magagnoli.