I'm sorry Katherine - I didn't mean it like that.
Most people get injured in Yoga because they push themselves beyond what they are capable of. It's because of our competitive culture: people want to be good at it. Your teacher should have told you that Yoga is something you're not supposed to be "good at".
When she told you to move your legs to a 180 did you tell her it was uncomfortable? If you did and she insisted you hold them like that, it's malpractice. If you didn't tell her and kept pushing through, that's also not your fault - you were trying to do it right. The teacher should always make clear to the class that Yoga isn't about pain.
But if you were in pain doing the poses then, by my definition, you were pushing yourself too hard. Again, not saying that's your fault. We come from a culture of "No pain, no gain"! Most people bring that mindset into Yoga when they start, and it's the teacher's job to get them to drop it.
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