I always want $500 seats. Alas, I have never purchased $500 seats. I have to sit way up in back, away from the stage because the front rows of seats are out of my price range. The seats in front are not more expensive because they are of different workmanship or made of any special material.... They are more expensive because of what you can see from that seat. Its not about the chair itself; its about the view from that chair.
I used to think the "asana" tacked onto the end of every yoga pose meant "pose"; then I found out that asana may be more appropriately translated as "seat".
Just like the concert seats, there is some cost involved in a yoga "seat". We call this practice. Surely there are some poses or "seats" that are currently out of my price range because my shoulders aren't quite open enough to bind or my balance is not quite there in handstand away from the wall, but in time and with willingness to practice, all poses will come.
To practice taking a number of "seats" and looking around within myself to see what I can see from that seat has been particularly satisfying today and is proving to be particularly helpful in my quest to be fully present with myself and in life. The idea of shifting my focus to the view rather than the seat itself seems simple, but it has not been an easy shift for me. It has been a challenge to let go of my performance of each pose since I have been practicing each one for so many years; it seems I am rather attached to evaluating my form, extension, balance, etc........
But today I am convinced that the value of my practice is not the poses themselves but surely it is in whatever insight and awarenesses come to me from each one. Taking the poses that are in my practice today, looking around from each seat and checking out each view of myself......relating to myself and to others....... is priceless.