Do you want to move freely without feeling aches and pains constantly or do you want to learn how to do crow pose? Both opposite ends of the spectrum but yet so much in common.
The breath is the foundation of your yoga practice. If you can breathe you can do yoga.
The postures help to soften the tightness, relieve stress and create more space or flexibility in your body.
These two combine to offer you a wonderful practice on your mat, which brings me to the final and most important part…Meditation. If you can control your breath, move your body fluidly then you will be more apt to sit and drop into a meditation. The Western world in the past has taken Yoga and focused on the movement and the postures and the breath that moves through you. But, little did they know the postures were preparing the body to sit in meditation.