As a new teacher, and a new self-student, of yoga, I found this article very uplifting. I was so worried that I was doing some injustice to these precise forms of the postures. Thinking that if I didn't have my body in the perfect spot, that I would "miss" something from it, and also my students would not benefit. But with this article, i feel that my true intentions for teaching, the awakening of energy and the sharing of that, are what really matter in my classes. And when none of us can touch the floor on Triangle or have our heels down in Downward Dog, that it's ok. Thank you.
I have only been doing yoga for a couple of months, but my first and most valuable less from it is to be in the now experiencing your mind and body as one. Tradition is fun from the academic standpoint, but the "right" thing to do (to twist Dylan) is to do the thing that you are doing at that moment and do it well.