The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as "seat, connection" - relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing the ancient philosophy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, which states that Asana should be sthira and sukham. Jivamukti Yoga maintains that ones relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a steady (sthira) or constant place of joy, ease (sukham).
This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, has the potential to invert and dismantle the modus operandi of our present society. The current global destruction is based on the idea that Earth all the animals and most humans exist solely for our benefit of the some over the many, the exploitation of Earth for solely selfish purposes.
If we practice yoga asana as more than a physical exercise to keep ones body fit or to increase strength and flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one's relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness for oneself comes from integration and concern for others.Official Jivamukti website