Find the Person inside the Pose

The body is not in service of the asana (pose), the asana is in service of the body, mind and spirit.  The pose is not the point.  The shapes that we create with our bodies are instead designed to give us even the subtlest little awakenings each time we practice.  If you feel better (kinder, calmer, more patient) at the end of your yoga practice than when you started, then you're doing it right.