practice to progress

The practice you do in yoga class is not, strictly speaking, yoga practice. The reason for this that in a class, although you are undoubtedly “doing” and, hopefully, learning, you are subordinate to the teacher. The directing intelligence comes from him, and you follow to the best of your ability. At home, on the other hand, it is your own intelligence that is the master, and the progress that you make is yours and will be maintained... It comes from you, and it’s effect profound. This is not Yoga by the body for the body, but Yoga by the body for the mind, for the intelligence.
— BKS Iyengar, Light on Life, p. 166-167.

Tiriang Mukhottānāsana ~~intense stretch facing reverse pose

Look and look again.
The world is not just a little thrill for the eyes.
It’s more than bones.
It’s more than the delicate wrist with its personal pulse.

It’s praising.
It’s giving until the giving feels like receiving.
— Excerpt from “To begin with, the sweet grass.” By Mary Oliver