When my husband sits in sukhasana and hears Francisco instruct to "reach your arms out in front of you, extending the elbows, and let your forehead rest on the floor " he just laughs. Resting his forehead on the floor is a lovely idea that is not remotely possible. The floor feels 10,000 feet away! And yet Daniel loves Kaiut.
Daniel's body is very used to being upright. Upright sitting, as he's a marketing consultant in front of his laptop, behind his steering wheel, or at a boardroom table all day. And upright standing as Daniel is a runner. Of course Daniel sleeps too, but his body is upright then too if you think about it! So the concept of curling, twisting or bending is pretty foreign to his body which got me thinking that he's not using many of his joints very much.
And maybe that is why he can't sit cross-legged or touch his toes anymore. And why Kaiut feels so good to him. Its waking up his joints. Its reminding them of what they were intended to do and how they are supposed to feel. Its giving them purpose. And we all feel better when we have a sense of purpose, don't we?
This is the point of Kaiut. The point is not to become extroardinarily flexible and be able to perform astonishing stunts with your body. It's to maintain or return your body to its optimal functioning to keep you pain free for as long as possible into your later years.
That is my sincere wish for all. Namaste.