When you bring together the hard shell of your back, your past, with the soft fleshy part of your front body, your potential, you shorten the distance between past and future allowing an exploration for insight.
Time is a boundary, a container. How do you fill the space? How do you fill your time? Learn to use time to your advantage by knowing how to speed time up when you want something to be over with and slow time down when you want to amplify the moment.
When we wrap ourselves over and over with the breath, we lose the intensity of the effort needed to achieve the pose and set ourselves up to have an interior experience of the breath which takes us into our imagination.