How important is Flexibility in Yoga Practice?

As a yoga teacher, it becomes obvious that one of the primary reasons someone commences yoga classes is because they want to become “more flexible”. There are often “oo’s and ah’s” or envious sideways glances when a fellow student is easily able to place their face on their legs in a forward bend or tie their legs up in a sailors knot in a seated position. In my experience I have been a witness to, and sufferer of, the myriad of injuries that can occur when either people are too flexible (hypermobility) or too eager to get their bodies to do what their bodies are just not ready to do. The good news is that flexibility is not the be all and end all in yoga. In fact, you are at an advantage if

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