If you search images of yoga online, you will no doubt come up with some stunning photographs of yogis looking serene and at ease in difficult and contorted poses. They are beautiful and inspiring...and entirely out of reach for the many of us. But the depth of your yoga practice is not measured by which poses your can or cannot do.
It's not about the pose. It's about how it feels, deep within your soul. We move our bodies to stimulate energy within, to strengthen and soften. We follow the breath as we feel the body stretch and flow. But it all comes down to the feeling of stillness and unity discovered along the way. Maybe you find that stillness in Child's Pose. Or Tree pose. Or maybe its Handstands and Arm balances. Wherever you find it, there is your asana. That is your Yoga practice.
All that being said, yoga asana is an amazing vehicle for physical transformation. When you start your practice, a specific pose may be very difficult or just out of reach. But with proper modifications, props and discipline, you develop strength and ease, and maybe creep closer toward the posture.
What pose teaches you to look deeply within? Does taking a modification or prop help find your stillness within?