asana = pose, posture
The point of asana is not to get better at asana.
The point of meditation is not to get better at meditation.
The point is to practice these two technologies to help you in your day-to-day life.
To help you be more patient. To help you be more present. To help you recognize that you have a place in this universe. And hell, you know what? Those are things that actually help you feel better!
That is why we tell you to be okay with exactly your level of flexibility and strength. Because it doesn’t matter. Because the bendy girl in the front is doing bound reverse half moon is doing exactly what you are doing: she’s praticing a technology to help her in her day to day life.
The point of asana is NOT to get better at asana. The point of asana is to use your physical body–you know, the hairy one that grunts and sweats and ate three bowls of Count Chocula last night? that one–as a tool to bring your mind into the room. If your mind has to use all of its power to not fall down in bound reverse half moon, then all of its power is focused on one moment.
The point of asana is not to get better at ASANA. The point of asana is to get better at being in one place, in one moment with both your head and your heart, with both your mind and your body.