As related by Abbie Galvin. "In yoga practice the goal is not to find and hold the perfect pose, the goal is to find exhilaration in the practice and the community.
The goal is to move towards the archetypical poses. By changing your physiology you will change your mind and let go of whatever keeps you from finding bliss. You have to learn the technique by practicing over and over, and repeating the patterns until they become your second nature.
Practicing yoga is like becoming musician, the first step is to learn the scales and hit every note. A yoga class is not a performance where you have to make every pose perfect. Through the repetition of the patterns of movement you find exhilaration. Once you have learned the technique you are able to add the breathe. That is when you can be creative and become stellar.
A musician can only perform, compose, improvise, give shape to the notes once he or she has mastered the technique.
When you stop worrying about the performance you can learn to keep going for the "informance" and let go of whatever keeps you from moving forward and finding your potential.
You don't go to yoga class to be by yourself. You don't go to yoga to tune your instrument. You go to yoga class to be part a community and to move in unison like an orchestra playing a piece.
You can find exhilaration in the practice."