This constant introspection and self-checking may seem like a lot of work, and it may even give the appearance that not doing any of the work feels easier and freer. However, when we look deeply, we would understand that the path of darkness— being unaware of our pride, arrogance, and selfishness— is not true freedom because we can never be free when we are unable to see clearly.
Your yoga asana practice is an opportunity to observe and do a self-check. What are the intentions and motivations behind the actions you take? Are you driven by ego or humility? The need to perform or the ease of practice? Complacency or the sincere desire to challenge yourself?
It is said that the path of light is described as narrow, but if you have a glimpse of this path, and you are interested in this path, know that this path already exists for you and is already carved out for you. You simply need to walk through it.