“You can judge your success in yoga by how stable you are, not by how flexible you are.” -Rod Stryker
Flexibility is not the goal of yoga it is simply a by-product. If you can breathe…you can do yoga. One of the most meaningful attributes to develop through a yoga class is not yoga tricks or flexibility feats but stability. The value of asana/postures is to remain stable and centered in the body, mind and breath. Asana is a tool for self-reflection; it helps awaken dormant areas of the body and helps remove blockages on both the physical and energetic levels. And of course as one regularly integrates yoga into their life they will without a doubt become more flexible.