"When I am in an asana, I go beyond the chronological and psychological boundary of time." ~Guruji BKS Iyengar

Guruji emphasises the aspect of maintaining an asana to build it up, develop and surface the effects and reap its benefits.

As the endurance, power and confidence grows the timing should be increased. Timing is important from the point of view of creating and developing a circulation in the body which is peculiar to the asana.

Timing is not a mere calculation of seconds and minutes one remains in an asana. It is a 'time requisition' made by an asana for its evolution when one matures in sadhana.

When each cell is sensitive to being in the present, it is timing.