Not unless you come to class wearing a Big Bird costume. Contrary to popular belief, the physical poses themselves are not the goal of yoga. Yoga is a path that uses tools to help bring you into the present moment. The easiest way to stop your mind from daydreaming, or planning, or re-hashing, or auto-piloting is to feel something. Anything. When you reach for your toes, it is hard to ignore the intense feeling of your hamstrings stretching, so your mind is brought back to the present moment. The only difference between someone who doesn’t reach the floor and someone who can place their head between their legs, is that the latter is so stretched out they need to go a little farther to feel anything. That’s it. They don’t win a prize or get a medal.