Yoga is not about the pose. It’s not about holding handstand or doing some crazy arm balance or even being able to sit in pigeon comfortably for several minutes at a time.
It’s about the struggle along the way.
When I see someone take flight in their first bakasana, I’m so freaking excited for them not because they finally got the pose but because I know all the struggles they pushed through to get to that point. I know the hundreds of times they tried it, failed and tried again. I know the time they put into it, the frustration they pushed passed and the countless times they might have told themselves they’ll never be able to do it.
Yoga is not about the pose, it’s about the struggle.
Lifting is not about the weight, it’s about the struggle.
It’s about finding something that is challenging for you and pushing yourself to 10 to get to where you want to be. Who cares what someone else lifts, who cares about all the crazy arm balances the person next to you in class can do. Everyone has different struggles, everyone has different goals and as long as you can focus on yourself and push through the struggles, you’ll come out a better and stronger you.