Why people practice yoga is unique in nature for everyone.
If you want to come to the mat to stretch, come to stretch. If you want to come to the mat to build strength, it can be that too.If you want to heal, learn self love, stretch, learn to breathe, connect to spirituality it can be all of this as well.
It is my own personal practice to love myself by meeting every single moment of self-judgment with kindness and compassion. To learn my own self worth and to acknowledge my own self worth in all my shine + all my darkness. Getting myself to a good place inside and finding inner peace is an invaluable practice and should be given a lot of space and recognition. It is the inner world that shapes the outer world and though the practice I soften and find more self love continuously. Give it a try.