Here’s our complete, but by no means or intentions definitive, stiff yoga guide. It is one guy’s way of modifying and adjusting the Ashtanga practice to emphasis both alignment and the stretch of the pose.
Yes, the goal here is pretty physical: To get more flexibility.
Tweaks and changes are based on suggestions from several handful of Ashtanga and yoga teachers. Perhaps something will help. We posted these in the fall of 2013. To reiterate: These are suggestions, perhaps for someone you know who is starting yoga and finds the stretching to be intimidating.