Yoga is a practice - it is meant to be Personal, Powerful, Passionate, Peaceful, Patient - these things count.
Yoga is not meant to be Perfect - posture perfect, performance perfect - these things don't matter.
When we come to our mats it is a practice in getting in touch with who we are, accepting that person and growing into who we want to be.
When we focus on making yoga perfect, we lose sight of the journey and the tings that count are lost to us.
Today might be the day to ease into child's pose and look inward, it might be the day to come fully into headstand and celebrate, or perhaps it is the day to hold Warrior 3 for minutes on end.
Whatever today is for you, that is where you are supposed to be right now and that is perfect.
Forget about the person on the mat next to yours, Yogi and Yoginis who come to class and look like they were born doing yoga. I guarantee you 2 things:
1. They are NOT looking at you as much as you are looking at them
2. They find their own triumphs and victories in each class too.
I have yet to walk away from a yoga class saying "Boy that was the worst hour of my life" and even more I have yet to hear anyone else say that as they are leaving class either.
Pull up a mat, take a seat, bring your hands to your heart and close your eyes. Let the journey begin and Enjoy!