i have been practicing yoga for 15 years, and teaching for five, and when i attend a yoga class for my personal practice, it is a level 1 or restorative or gentle yoga class.
for most of my time practicing yoga, i thought that the purpose of the practice was to ascend. to develop the ability to perform ever more complex asana. to practice more often. to get sweatier on the mat. to be able to hold a pose longer.
i had it all wrong.