I am not flexible, I have no patience, and I feel ridiculous in this pose. Some of these statements may ring a bell if you are new to Yoga.
It is quite common to hear that you need to be flexible or meet certain conditions. This is a misconception of what yoga really is. It is possible that this is one of the side effects of the practice. If there is any part of your body that needs to gain flexibility, it is your brain.
The practice goes beyond physical exercise, it is more a work of your mind than of your body. We simply use our body to deepen our mind, and it is very difficult not to get it right.
From the moment you set foot on the mat for the first time, you are already sending your brain a signal that you are now in control. In fact, this is one of the goals of yoga, that your mind does not control your thoughts.
For a period of time and in certain postures, we concentrate on our breathing. This is not easy, rather it is a constant battle in which your brain bombards you with all kinds of distractions, it is uncomfortable feeling forced to do something it doesn't want to do.